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Pre-AP Lit. and Poetry Terms

Week 1 lit term/poetry term review of terms
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Consonance
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
Rhyme
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
Connotation
the implied or associative meaning of a word
Denotation
the literal meaning of a word
Hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration
Figurative Language
Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things, [examples are metaphor, simile, and personification.
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
Voice
The fluency, rhythm and liveliness in writing that makes it unique to the writer
Paraphrase
restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
Meter
(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse, a generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
Alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
Allusion
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize
Imagery
the use of figures of speech to create vivid images that appeal to one of the senses
Onomatopoeia
a word that imitates the sound it represents