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english vocab

Alliteration repetition of constant sounds at the begining of words or accented syllables
assonance the repetition of vowel sounds in conjunction
simile a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two subjects, using like or as
metaphor a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken of as though it was somehing else
symbol/symbolism anything that stands for or represents something else
onomatopoeia the use of words that imitate sounds
allusion a reference to a well known person,place,event, literally work or work of art
verbal irony a word or a phasr is used to suggest the opposite of its usual meaning
dramatic irony there is a condridiction between what a charector thinks and what the reader knows
situational irony a event occurs that contradicts the expectations of the charectors of the reader or audience
setting time and place of the action
plot sequence of events in literary work
theme- theme find- thesis (write) a central message or iinsight into life revealed by a literary work
charector/characterization act of creating and developing a charector person that takes part in a action
tone the visiter attitude toward his or her subject, charectors,or audience
personification a figure of speech in which a non human subject is given human charectoristics
end ryhme accurs when ryhming words are repeated at the end lines
mood/atmosphere a feeling created iin the reader by a literary work or pasage
satire writing that redicules or citicizes individuals ideas, institutions, social conventions, or other works of art
iambic pentameter a line of poetry with five iambic feet, each containing one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable
sonnet a fourteen-line lyric poem focused ona single theme
verse 1 line of a poem
prose the ordinary form of written language
couplet/quatrain couplet- two line stanza quatrain- four line stanza
Created by: linhague