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English Exam

Genre A style of writing. (Artistic category or style).
Form The structure of a piece of writing and how it is organized.
Figurative Language Figures of speech to be more effective, persuasive and impactful..
Simile A figure of speech that makes a comparison on showing similarities between two different things with words 'like' and 'as'.
Implicit Implied but not plainly expressed.
Explicit Stated clearly in detail.
Point of View The mode of narration that another employs to let readers hear and see what takes place in the story.
Imagery Visually descriptive or figurative language especially in a literary work.
Narrative A spoken or written account of connected events; a story.
Symbol Something that may represent or symbolize something else.
Metaphor A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which is not literally applicable.
Syntax How words are chosen and arranged to form a sentence.
Alliteration Two or more words in a phrase or line of poetry share the same beginning consonant sound.
Personification Attaching human traits to inanimate objects (animals).
Allegory A metaphor where a character, place or event is used to deliver a broader message about real life problems.
Tone Attitude of the writer towards a subject or an audience through diction or style.
Paradox A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement in logic that, superficially, cannot be true but also cannot be false
Dramatic Irony When an audience watching a play understands what's going on in a situation while the characters are unaware of what is happening.
Pun A play on words that produces a humor by using words that suggest two or more meanings.
Soliloquy An act of speaking ones thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of hearers.
Aside Dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience.
Tragedy A play dealing with tragic events having an unhappy ending especially one concerning the downfall of the main character.
Comic Relief Releasing of emotional or other tension resulting from a comic episode interposed in the midst of serious or tragic elements in a drama.
Nemesis The inescapable agent of someones downfall. Long standing rival.
Hubris Excessive pride or self confidence.
Harmartia A fetal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine.
Regicide The act of killing a king.
Created by: Marsbar21



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