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Vocabulary List One

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Acronym
a word formed from the initial letters of a multi-word name
Affix
attach or become attached to a stem word
Colloquial
characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
Oxymoron
conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
Spoonerism
transposition of initial consonants in a pair of words
Symbolism
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
Voice
Personality in writing or narration
Plot
sequence of events in a story
Theme
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
Foreshadow
give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
Tone
manner of expression showing attitude or emotion
Protagonist
the principal character in a work of fiction
Antagonist
A character or force in conflict with the main character
Imagery
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
Novel
a extended fictional work in prose, typically written by a single author