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1st 9 Weeks (Set 1)

Test Friday September 6th

TermDefinition
Allusion an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
Ambiguity the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.
Antithesis a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else
Aphorism a short statement that hold wisdom
Connotation undertone
Denotation the action or process of indicating or referring to something by means of a word, symbol, etc.
Diction the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.
Epiphany a sudden thought or idea
Euphemism a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing
Imagery visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
Jargon special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group
Juxtaposition the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect
Metaphor a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable
Paradox a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true
Vernacular the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region; Everyday language
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