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english 2 study

English 2 defenitions

Anology a comparison between two things that are similar in some way. The analogy suggest that if they are alike in certain respects,they will probably be alike in other ways as well.
Synonymsms words that have similar meanings(motivate is to inspire as bliss is to delight)
Antonyms words that have opposite meanings(exciting is to dull as hero is to villain)
simile makes an indirect comparison between two different things using linking words such as:like,as,than
Metaphor makes a comparison between two different things without using any linking thing is spoken of as if it actually was something else.
Context is the situation of circumstance in which something exists or an event occurs.It is the background information a reader needs to know
Context clues information in a passage or sentence that helps the reader to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words or phrases
Figurative language is language that uses the imagination to compare one thing to something that is very different.
Allusion uses a reference to a person,place,or thing,or event from literature,history,religion,mythology,science,sports,or the arts to describe something.
Hyperbole is language that uses overstatement or exaggeration to communicate emotion or to create a comic effect.
Idiom is a colorful expresiion whose meaning cannot be understood from the actual word meanings(for example,"to have somebody in stitiches" or "to let the cat out of the bag").
Oxymoron is language in which contrasting ideas are combined to create a particular effect.
Personification is language that gives human characteristics to non-human things or abstract ideas.
Imagery the representation in language of sensory experience:what can be seen,heard,touched,tasted,and smelled.
Symbolism is when a writer uses a person,place,thing,or event to represent something more abstract such as an emotion or idea
Atmosphere the main environment or feeling associated with a specific place or time
Mood is feeling or the main emotion in a work
Tone is the author's attitude or feelings toward a subject,character,or situation.
Setting the place where the action happens and the time when they occur
Characterization the method the author uses to reveal a character's personality. It is the way in which the reader learns about a character in a story.
Diction is the author's choice of words. When author's write,they chooses their words very carefully
Author's purpose is the writer's reason for creating a work or using particular language.
Formal language states the meaning exactly and uses correct Standard English.
Informal language often uses expressions,dialect, or figurative language to express an idea
Connotation the associations surrounding a word that are not part of its literal dictionary meaning.
Table of Content a list of divesions (chapers of articles) and the page # on which they start
Heading or Sub-heading the title of a piece of work or a section,chapter or page. Headings or sub-headings divide or categorize the subject matter of a piece of writing
Preface an introductory section at the beggining of a book or speech that comments on aspects of the text such asa writer's intentions;a preface introduces the text.
Created by: tylyrics



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