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English Unit 1 Vocab
Autobiography, Poetry, Narrative, and Drama vocabulary terms.
Terms in this set (36)
story of a person's life written by that person
story of a person's life written by another person
an autobiographical form of writing in which the author gives his or her personal impressions of significant figures or events
An essay that persuades an opinion
Essay that explains something
An essay that gives your opinion
A text that tells a story that takes place in history
short account of event
Simile or metaphor
The use of phrases, clauses, or sentences that are similar or complementary in structure or meaning.
the use of any element of language- a sound, word, phrase, clause, or sentence more than once
Placing things side by side to compare them
The attitude that the writer takes towards the subject.
Words or phrases that create images.
The repetition of a word or word group at the beginning of successive sentences, clauses, paragraphs, or poetic lines.
Figure of speech in which a thing, an abstract quality, or an absent or imaginary person is addressed as if present and able to understand.
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of a word
The repetition of vowel sounds within words
The repetition of consonant sounds within the words.
A pause placed in the middle of a line for effect
The continuation of the sense of grammatical construction of a line of poetry onto the next line or of a couplet or stanza into the succeeding couplet or stanza.
Figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or humorous effect.
Figure of speech in which human qualities are attributed to an object, an animal, or an idea.
An implied comparison
A comparison between two unlike things using "as" or "like"
Refers to the use of echoic words whose pronunciation suggests their specific meanings.
The analysis of a a poem's rhythm by dividing it into metrical feet and marking stressed and unstressed syllables.
Different numbers of feet
Poetry that has no fixed pattern
The techniques employed by writers to develop characters.
The contrast between appearance and actuality.
a part in the begging of the play when they explain the characters
ironic tone to ridicule society
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