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english 10 final

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alliteration
repetition of accented consonant sounds at the beginning of words EX big, bad, barking dog
allusion
reference in literature to a previous literature EX the Bible
analogy
clarifies or explains an unfamiliar concept EX as black as the night
denouement
outcome or clarification at the end of a story EX when finny dies
analysis
process of examining the components of a literary work
assonance
repeated use of vowel sound EX how now brown cow
consonance
same consonant sounds being used with different vowel sounds EX work, stack, ark
rhyme
repetition of accented vowel sounds and all succeeding sounds in words that appear close to each other
end rhyme
rhyming words that appear at the end of a poetic line
exact rhyme
words that exactly repeat a sound
internal rhyme
rhyme occuring within a line
approximate rhyme
rhyme in which the final sounds of words are similar but not identical
opnomatopoeia
musical device often used by poets, imitates or suggests a meaning EX moans of doves, murmuring of bees
foil
a character whose contrasting characteristics draw attention to that of the main character EX tybalt is romeo's foil
foreshadowing
hints at what is to come EX edward's cold skin foreshadows him being a vampire
free verse
poetry without regular rhyme or rhythm
genre
category a work fits into
hubris
tragic flaw that leads to downfall EX arrogance, pride
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration for literary effect
euphemism
substitution of a word that would have been harsh or embarassing
similie
comparison using like, as or so
paradox
statement that seems impossible at first but later reveals meaning and shows itself
diction
deliberate choice of words or style of language for desired effect or tone
metonymy
figure of speech that replaces the name of something with a word or phrase closely associated with it
enjambment
running over of a sentence from one verse or stanze without stopping at the end of the first
ballad
folk song or poem that tells a story
blank verse
unrhymed poetry of iambic pentameter
figurative language
uses figures of speech such as a metaphor or similie to appeal to one's senses
refrain
repetition of a line, stanze, or phrase