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SOL Review

Review of SOL terms for 11th grade

The actual definition meaning of a word Denotation
Language that goes beyond the normal meaning of the word. Ex: Idioms, similes, hyperbole, metaphor, and personification Figurative language
A phrase that means something different than the dictionary meaning. Ex: "Its raining cats and dogs" Idioms
An educated guess based on information given. Inference
A poem that tells a story and set to music. Ballad
two successive lines of poetry that rhyme: Couplet
A character that represents a certain type of person. Ex: Queen Elsa represents innocence. Annie represents the orphan Archetype
Repetition of consonant sounds. Ex: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Alliteration
Repetition of vowel sounds. Ex: Days wane away Assonance
The overall feeling of a work. Tone and mood are examples Atmosphere
A mournful poem about the dead. Different from a Eulogy, which is a speech usually said at funerals. Elegy
Unrhymed lines of poetry that have a rhythm. Blank verse
a fourteen line poem with a couplet at the end Sonnet
A speech made by a character on stage. He/she does not have to be alone. monologue
The message or lesson of the story. theme
Language that is specific to a region. Ex: Mark or buster is specific to LA, Son and bananas is specific to New York. Dialect
The narrator refers to himself as "I". Ex: I will never forget the day Biggie died." 1st person point of view
An object that has a meaning in itself, but also represents something else. Ex: The Statue of Liberty represents freedom, hope, and a new beginning. symbolism
The opposite of what is expected to happen. Three types: verbal, situational, and dramatic Irony
narrator shares thoughts and feelings of one central characters 3rd person limited point of view
narrator shares thoughts and feelings of all characters 3rd person omniscient point of view
using your own words to restate someone else’s ideas paraphrase
one-sided treatment of a subject, an opinion bias
overstating or exaggerating something, usually for the purpose of creating a comic effect. Ex: "Andre is the funniest guy on the planet!" hyperbole
poetry with no set rhyme scheme or rhythm free verse
the attitude a writer takes toward his or her subject, characters, and audience. Ex: a story can be pessimistic, optimistic, or angry. tone
the emotion associated with a work. Ex. "The night was dark and stormy" gives you a sense of scariness. mood
The use of words that sound like what they mean, like "buzz" and "pow" onomatopoeia
A phrase made up of two seemingly opposite words. Ex: "Cruel kindness" or "Jumbo shrimp" Oxymoron
A contradiction. Example: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Paradox
A speech made alone on stage by a character or actor. The word solo comes from this. Soliloquy
A question not meant to be answered. Ex: "Why cant we all get along?" or "Why is water wet?" Rhetorical question
Language that conveys a certain idea by saying the opposite. Ex, if its raining outside and you say "What a beautiful day!" Sarcasm
Created by: Mudumango