Speech Vocabulary Unit 8
Terms in this set (16)
repetition of initial consonant sounds at the beginning of words
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event that the author assumes the reader will recognize
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
the process by which the writer reveals the personality or physical description of a character
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) within or at the ends of words
descriptive language that creates a picture in the reader's mind using the five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, smell)
the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; or, incongruity between what is expected and what actually happens
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as
using words that imitate the sound they denote
Human qualities are given to non-human things (like animals, objects, or concepts)
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
A comparison of two unlike things using like or as
anything that stands for something else; A symbol has its own meaning, but it also represents an abstract idea, too.
central idea or universal truth implied or stated by a work of literature
writer's attitude toward his/her subject, audience, or him/herself.
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