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EOC - English 1 Vocab 1
Here is the first set of vocabulary you need to know for the EOC.
Terms in this set (32)
a story or tale with two or more levels of meaning - a literal level and one of more symbolic level.
the repetition of initial consonant sounds.
a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.
a comparison of two different things that are similar in some way.
a brief story about an interesting, amusing, or strange event told to entertain or make a point.
a character or force in conflict with a main character.
Aphorism (aka Maxim)
a brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.
Apostrophe ( Literary)
used in literature is an arrangement of words addressing a non-existent person or an abstract idea in such a way as if it were present and capable of understanding feelings.
shows possession or a mark to indicate omission of one or more letters (contractions)
a detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in literature and myth from different cultures throughout the ages.
a short speech delivered by a character in a play in order to express his or her true thoughts and feelings. Asides are presumed unheard by other actors.
the repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in two or more stressed syllables.
a writer's account of his or her own life.
a narrative poem (that tells a story) and has song-like qualities or is meant to be sung.
a story of a person's life written by another author.
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter lines.
a person or animal in a literary work.
Character - Dynamic Character
a character that makes a significant change in a story or novel.
Character - Flat Character
a character that is not highly developed.
Character - Round Character
a character that is complex and highly developed.
Character - Static Character
a character that remains the same throughout a story or novel.
the process through which an author reveals the personality of a character.
Characterization - Direct Characterization
a character's personality is revealed through direct comments about the character's personality from the writer.
Characterization - Indirect Characterization
a character's personality is revealed through physical appearance, thoughts, speech, actions, or other characters' thoughts, speech, and actions concerning that character.
the third part of the PLOT that offers the highest peak of action.
a literary work, especially a play that has a happy ending.
a technique used to interrupt a serious part of a literary work by introducing a humorous character or situation.
an additional factor or problem introduced into the rising action of a story to make the conflict more difficult.
a struggle between opposing forces in a literary work. Internal ______________- a _____________with him or herself. External _____________ - a _____________ with a person, animal, natural disaster, or an item.
a word that is the set of ideas associated in addition to the literal meaning.
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words. This often appears with alliteration, assonance, and internal rhyme.
a pair of rhyming lines in poetry, usually the same length.
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