13 terms

MAP Literary Elements & Techniques 211-220

Terms from the Literary Elements and Techniques questions on the MAP test. Developed by Adam Babcock for Schaumburg High School in the spring of 2011.
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assonance
repeating the vowel (a, e, i, o, u) sounds but not consonant sounds (-d, -r, -m, etc)
characterization
how a character appears, acts, thinks, speaks or reacts to other characters
consonance
repetition of consonant sounds, not vowels
consonant
any letter that is not a vowel
vowel
a, e, i, o, u
flashback
interruption in a text that shows something that happened earlier
homphone
words that sound the same, but have different meaning
imagery
description that uses a lot of visual details; "painting the picture"
irony
something that happens opposite of what we expect, oftentimes amusing or enteratining
onomotopeia
a word that represents a sound (i.e. sizzle, cuckoo)
pun
joke that uses different possible meanings of a word or words that sound alike but have different meaning
word play
using sound or meaning to entertain
personification
giving human or personal characteristics to something nonhuman; representing an abstract concept through a person