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Eng II Final

Simile a figure of speech that compares two words using like or as. (e.x., as brave as a lion)
Denouement the events included in the falling action of a story (e.x., Romeo and Juliet die together.)
Alliteration a literary device where two or more words in a phrase or line of poetry share the same beginning sound. (e.x., she sells seashells by the seashore.)
Allusion a figure of speech in which a story references something famous outside of the story. (e.x., "By the Waters of Babylon" references the Bible)
Assonance the repetition of a vowel sound in a piece of writing. (e.x., The alligator asked the apple if Abby had asked Ashley about the other alligator.)
Metaphor a figure of speech that compares two words NOT using like or as. (e.x., all the world's a stage)
Free Verse poetry that does not have a pattern and does not rhyme.
Blank Verse poetry without rhyme, especially that which uses iambic pentameter. (e.x., Macbeth - Shakespeare: Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, etc.)
Prose poetry that is written in sentences and paragraphs rather than stanzas.
Couplet two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit. (e.x., Parting is such sweet sorrow / That I shall say good night till it be morrow.)
Inference a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.
Prediction realizing something will happen before it actually does.
Summarization highlighting the main ideas of a story in a short written summary.
Paradox a self contradictory statement.(e.x., war is peace.)
Hyperbole exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. (e.x., i’m so hungry I could eat a horse.)
Onomatopoeia the use or formation of words whose sound is intended to imitate the action or sound they mean - (e.x., splash! the kid jumped in the pool.)
Created by: sunshineholt