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11th grade vocab.

TermDefinition
Figurative departing from a literal use of words; metaphorical.
Satire the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
Didactic intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.
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.
Literal taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or allegory.
Connotation an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
Dramatic irony the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
Denotation the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.
Sarcasm the use of irony to mock or convey contempt
Pun a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.
Understatement the presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is.
Created by: emily760