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NWEA Vocabulary RIT 221-230 Set A

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paradox
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
pathetic fallacy
The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature; for example angry clouds; a cruel wind.
stereotype
a generalized belief about a group of people
symbolize
when an object or event represents or stands for something
first person
told from the narrator's point of view, using "I"
second person
The narrator tells a listener what he/she has done or said, using the personal pronoun "you." This point of view is rare
sonnet
a short poem with fourteen lines, usually ten-syllable rhyming lines, divided into two, three, or four sections
third person
Point of view in which the narrator is outside the action and refers to characters as he or she
viewpoint
opinion based on one's frame of reference and perspective
symbolism
A device in literature where an object represents an idea