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Pitts VOCAB 10

Vocab Unit 10 Literary Terms

accent greater force on stronger tone of voice used in pronouncing some syllables or words
alliteration repetition of the same sound or letter in a group of words or a line of poetry
imagery comparisons, descriptions and figures of speech that help the mind to form forceful or beautiful pictures
simile a statement using the words "like" or "as" that compares two things
rhythm the repetition of a pattern of accented and unaccented syllables
analogy likeness in some ways between things that are otherwise unlike, similar
autobiography story of a person's life written by that person
legend story coming down from the past that may be based on actual people and events but is not regarded as historically true.
folk tale story or legend handed down among the common people
syllabication division into syllables
hyperbole an exaggerated statement used for effect and not meant to be taken literally
metaphor comparison of two things without using "like" or "as"
onomatopoeia formation of a name or word by imitating the sound associated with the thing - like "crash" or "moo"
personification figure of speech in which a lifeless thing is given lifelike qualities
comprehension act or power of understanding
idiom phrase or expression whose meaning cannot be understood from the ordinary meanings of the words in it
biography story of a person's life written by another person
fable story that is made up to teach a lesson
mythology legend or story, usually one that attempts to account for something in nature
thesaurus a dictionary that gives synonyms, antonyms, and other related words
Created by: mrspitts



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