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antigone literary terms
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exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa ex.Ask for her hand—refers to asking a woman to marry.
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase. ex."cruel kindness
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. ex.Your enemy's friend is your enemy.
A form of understatement that involves making an affirmative point by denying its opposite ex. its not a walk in the park
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
a bitter verbal attack
Irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play.
An outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected
A comparison without using like or as ex,He is a shining star.
Brief, descriptive phrases used to characterize people or things ex. Alexander the Great
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity ex.Hear the mellow wedding bells
An indirect, less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant ex. died-->passed away
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity. ex.the lumpy bumpy road
a rhetorical or literary figure in which words, grammatical constructions, or concepts are repeated in reverse order, in the same or a modified form
Repetition of initial consonant sounds ex.she sells sea shells by the....
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning. ex. home-->warmth, cozy
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
intended to instruct
A word that imitates the sound it represents. ex.Machine noises—honk, beep, vroom, clang, zap, boing.
a release of emotional tension
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
A recurring theme, subject or idea
address to an absent or imaginary person ex.twinkle, twinkle little star
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
repetition of the last word of one clause at the beginning of the following clause ex. When we win, we win big!
omission of conjunctions between coordinate phrases, clauses, or words ex. i came.i saw.i conquered.
the use, for rhetorical effect, of more conjunctions than is necessary or natural ex. "At the weekend, we went to the park and the fair and the swimming pool and the movie theatre."
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
descriptive language that appeals to the sense of sight
use of language to represent an experience pertaining to sound
descriptive language that appeals to the sense of smell
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