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Unit 2 Vocabulary
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Pieces of specific information about characters' physical descriptions, words, thoughts, and actions.
The way characters see and understand the world
The inescapable inclinations to like, dislike, or just have an opinion about something or someone based on organization of their thinking, the decisions they make, and the actions they take all reveal their character, perspectives, and biases.
The driving force behind a character's behaviors and actions, since perspective and bias influence motivation.
The organization of lines and groups of lines in a poem.
A group of related lines separated from other lines in the poem, sometimes in a way that repeats a rhythm or rhyme scheme.
Separates and shows differences in ideas or other elements of a poem.
Visually descriptive language
A change in tone, point of view, rhyme pattern, thought, image, or emotion.
A side-by-side positioning of images, lines, ideas, characters, or actions for the purpose of comparing or contrasting.
A noun that precedes the pronoun.
The pronouns that refer back to it (the noun).
The repeating of words and phrases.
The repetition of the same letter sound at the beginning of adjacent or nearby words.
A literary device that allows for more than one interpretation.
Language whose purpose is to create images and effects on the reader beyond the literal meaning of the words.
Figures of speech
Expressions that convey a non-literal meaning.
A figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two subjects by using the words like or as.
A figure of speech that implies similarities between two (usually unrelated) subjects in order to reveal or emphasize one or more qualities or features about one of them.
Breaking down into its parts.
Used to dialectic* in a poem.
*A method of philosophical inquiry and reasoning.
A statement dependent on support by evidence from the text. A claim needs to be tied to the text directly, as below.
The explanation of the meaning of another's artistic or creative work.
Factual information that helps the reader reach a conclusion and form an opinion about something.
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