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IB H2 Lit Terms Review
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the repetition of similar sounds, usually consonants, at the beginnings of words
the repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sequence of nearby words
the clash of discordant or harsh sounds within a sentence, line, or phrase
two phrases in which the syntax is the same but the placement of words is reversed, e.g. "To be beloved is all I need,/ And whom I love, I love indeed"
an elaborate parallel between two seemingly dissimilar objects or ideas
the use of decorous language to express vulgar or unpleasant ideas, events, or actions
a pleasing arrangement of sounds
an excessive overstatement or conscious exaggeration
the comparison of one thing to another that does not use the terms "like" or "as"
the substitution of one term for another that is generally associated with it
the use of words that sound like the thing they refer to
the association of two contrary terms
a statement that seems absurd or even contradictory on its face but often expresses a deeper truth
the use of similar grammatical structures or word order in two sentences or phrases to suggest a comparison or contrast between them, e.g. "Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream"
the attribution of human feeling or motivation to something nonhuman, especially something in nature. E.g., Keats's "weeping" cloud
an elaborate and roundabout manner of speech that uses more words than necessary
a play on words that exploits the similarity in sound between two
the use of one kind of sensory experience to describe another, E.g. "Heard melodies are sweet"
a form of metonymy in which a part of an entity is used to refer to the whole, E.g. "my wheels" for "my car"
an implicit reference within a literary work to a historical or literary person, place, or event.
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