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TermDefinition
Hyperbole An exaggeration for the sake of emphases
Allusion A reference to another peace of text or history
Oxymoron A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
Personification Give human characteristics to inanimate objects
Theme the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic
Alliteration The repetition of the initial letter or sound in two or more words in a line
Onomatopoeia Words that spell out sounds words that sound like what they mean
Rhyme scheme The repetition of sounds
Symbol A word or image that signifies something other than what is literally represented
dramatic irony When the audience knows something the characters do not
Verbal irony When a character or person says one thing and means another
Situational irony When the expected outcome does not happen
Suspense When the reader or audience is uncertain or tense about what will happen
Monologue a long speech by one actor in a play or movie
Internal conflict A struggle occurring within a character’s mind
External conflict A struggle between a character and an outside force
Stage directions An instruction in a play, indicating movement, position, or tone of an actor
Created by: joshuastreacker