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Literary Terms- #1

Literary Terms

Alliteration The practice of beginning several consecutive or neighboring words with the same sound. Ex: "The twisting trout twinkled below."
Allusion A reference to a mythological, literary, or historical person, place, or thing.
Antithesis A direct juxtaposition (comparison) of structurally parallel words, phrases, or clauses for the purpose of contrast. Ex: "Sink or swim."
Apostrophe A form of personification in which the absent or dead are spoken to as if present and the inanimate, as if animate. These are all addressed directly.
Assonance The repetition of accented vowel sounds in a series or words. Ex: "cry" and "side" have the same vowel sound, they are in assonance
Consonance The repetition of a consonant sound within a series of words to produce a harmonious effect. Ex: "And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds." The "d" and "s" are in consonance.
Details The facts revealed by the author or speaker that support the attitude or tone in a piece of poetry or prose.
Diction Word choice intended to convey a certain effect.
Created by: biboorox



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