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TOG Y3U1-D Lit Terms

TOG Dialectic literary terms -- Year 3, Unit 1

slant rhyme An imperfect type of rhyme that does not seem to rhyme properly.
setting The physical, temporal or cultural locations that function as backgrounds against which a character or characters live their lives.
Metaphor A figure of speech in which the writer declares a likeness between persons, things, places, or ideas, without using "like" or "as" to make the comparison explicit.
hyperbole A figure of speech in which a writer uses conscious exaggeration for the sake of effect, usually emotional effect.
simile A figure of speech in which the writer compares persons, things, places or ideas, using "like" or "as" to make the comparison explicit.
personification A figure of speech in which human attributes are given to something nonhuman, such as animals, objects or abstract qualities
foreshadowing Anything in the text that gives a hint of what is to come later on, particularly in regard to how the plot will turn
rhyme scheme A pattern of repeated rhymes at the end of lines in a poem.
meter A measurable pattern of sounds in a line or lines of verse.
scansion The process of marking the light and heavy stresses and determining a poem's meter or metrical pattern.
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