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11th grade vocab.

TermDefinition
Definition a statement of the exact meaning of a word, especially in a dictionary.
Sound device Sound devices are resources used by poets
Controlling image a literary device employing repetition so as to stress the theme of a work or a particular symbol.
Alliteration the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group
Assonance resemblance of sounds.
Denotation the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.
Tone a musical or vocal sound with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength.
Extended metaphor An extended metaphor, also known as a conceit or sustained metaphor, is when an author exploits a single metaphor or analogy at length through multiple linked vehicles, tenors, and grounds
End rhyme End rhyme is the most common type of rhyme in English poetry. Compare beginning rhyme; internal rhyme.
Connotation an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
Root word A root, or root word, is a word that does not have a prefix (in front of the word) or a suffix (at the end of a word).
Understatement the presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is.
Slant rhyme slant rhyme. rhyme in which either the vowels or the consonants of stressed syllables are identical, as in eyes, light; years, yours.
Figurative departing from a literal use of words; metaphorical.
Diction the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.
Paradox a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory.
Internal rhyme a rhyme involving a word in the middle of a line and another at the end of the line or in the middle of the next.
Idiomatic using, containing, or denoting expressions that are natural to a native speaker.
Concrete existing in a material or physical form; real or solid; not abstract.
Irony the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
Consonance agreement or compatibility between opinions or actions.
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