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LCC

Chap.3:Literary Language

TermDefinition
Alliteration The repetition of initial identical consonant sounds or any vowel sounds in successive or closely associated syllables, especially stressed syllables.
Assonance Generally, patterning of vowel sounds without regard to consonants.
Apostrophe A figure of speech in which someone, some abstract quality, or a nonexistent personage is directly addressed as though present.
Connotation The emotional implications and associations that words may carry. Meaning of word depends on usage.
Diction Vocabulary which generally means words one at a time, and syntax which generally means word order
Dialogue Conversation of two or more people.
Dialect When the speech of two groups or of two persons representing two groups both speaking the same language exhibits very marked differences.
Denotation The basic meaning of a word, independent of its emotional coloration or associations.
Figurative Language Intentional departure from the normal order, construction, or meaning of words.
Hyperbole (Overstatement) Exaggeration. Used to heighten effect or it may be used to humor.
Imagery The collection of images in a literary work.
Image Originally a sculptured, cast, or modeled representation of a person. A literal and representation of a sensory experience or of an object that can be known by one or more of the senses.
Metaphor An analogy identifying the object with another and ascribing to the first object one or more of the qualities of the second.
Metonymy The substitution of the name of an object closely associated with a word for the word itself.
Onomatopoeia Words that by their sound suggest their meaning. "hiss" "buzz" sizzle"
Paradox A statement that although seemingly contradictory or absurd may actually be well founded or true.
Personification A figure that endows animals, ideas, abstractions, and inanimate objects with human form; the representing of imaginary creatures or things as having human personalities.
Symbol something is itself and also stands for something else.
Symbolism the use of one object to represent or suggest another.
Simile A figure in which a similarity between two objects is directly expressed
Synecdoche A trope in which is a part signifies the whole or the whole signifies the part.
Transferred epithet An adjective used to limit a noun that it really does not logically modify.
Understatement A common figure of speech in which the literal sense of what it said falls detectably short the magnitude of what is being talked about.
Created by: Ash Lucas Ash Lucas on 2013-03-14



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