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ELA SAT Vocab 2 test

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anecdote a short story told to illustrate a point
vignette a brief literary sketch
simile a figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by "like" or "as"
metaphor a figure of speech in which two unrelated objects are compared
personification a figure of speech in which inanimate objects are endowed with human characteristics
paradox a seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
assonance the repetition of vowel sounds within non-rhyming words
verbal irony saying one thing and implying something else, usually the opposite of the expressed meaning
situational irony an inconsistency between what is expected or intended and what actually occurs
parallel structure the repetition of words, phrases, or sentences that are similar in meaning and structure
understatement a figure of speech in which a writer or speaker deliberately makes a situation seem less important than it is
hyperbole the use of exaggerated language for the purpose of emphasis or heightened effect
allusion a reference to a person, place, or thing, historical or literary, that adds to the reader's understanding of the subject
parenthetical expression an expression inserted into the flow of thought set off by parenthesis
satire the use of wit, irony, and sarcasm to make fun of human follies
analogy a comparison of an unfamiliar idea or object to a familiar one
analogous characterized by parallel similarity that permits the drawing of an analogy
lampoon to ridicule with satire
eulogize to praise with elegant words
euphemism a more agreeable or less offensive substitute for a generally unpleasant word or concept
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