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apostrophe
a) a part represents the whole: hands = person--all hands on deck b) speaker addresses remarks to a dead person, an absent person or a non-human object c) occurs when some person or force in the play opposes the protagonist. d) ironic minimizing of fact; presents something as less important that it is
symbols
a) the thing to which a writer is comparing his/her subject in a metaphor b) use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning c) generally anything that represents or stands for something else d) the hero or central character of a literary work
synecdoche
a) object is used to represent something to which it is closely related b) use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning c) a part represents the whole: hands = person--all hands on deck d) a contradiction of terms
analyze
a) double meanings b) literature about real people, places and events c) use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning d) to examine critically, carefully, and in detail
diction
a) choice of words; denotative and connotative meanings b) an author's use of clues to prepare readers for events that will happen later in the story. c) double meanings d) direct contrast of structurally parallel word groupings: sink-swim; best-worst
alliteration
a) a play on words b) repetition of identical beginning consonant sounds c) repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds - “A land laid waste with all its young men slain” d) a part represents the whole: hands = person--all hands on deck
rising action
a) the part of the drama/story, which sets the stage for the climax b) a story in which characters, events, and places stand for ideas, qualities or other events with the overall purpose of teac c) author presents or describes concepts, animals, or inanimate objects by endowing them with human attributes or emotions. d) the part of the story or drama which occurs after the climax and which establishes a new norm, a new state of affairs-the
hyperbole
a) generally anything that represents or stands for something else b) xaggerated statements to make a point. c) choice of words; denotative and connotative d) repetition of identical beginning consonant sounds
verbal irony
a) when a person says one thing and means another (also called sarcasm) b) the thing to which a writer is comparing his/her subject in a metaphor c) choice of words; denotative and connotative meanings d) a contradiction of terms
allegory
a) speaker addresses remarks to a dead person, an absent person or a non-human object b) a direct or indirect reference to something which is presumed to be commonly known, such as an event. book, myth, place or wo c) a story in which characters, events, and places stand for ideas, qualities or other events with the overall purpose of teac d) the part of the story or drama which occurs after the climax and which establishes a new norm, a new state of affairs-the
paradox
a) choice of words; denotative and connotative meanings b) exaggerated statements to make a point. c) when a person says one thing and means another (also called sarcasm) d) appears contradictory or opposed to common sense, but contains a degree of truth or validity
implied metaphor
a) a contradiction of terms b) a comparison that shows similarities between two things that are otherwise unalike c) a comparison in which the tenor or the vehicle (or in some rare cases both) are left out for the reader to infer d) to examine critically, carefully, and in detail
plot
a) the part of the story or drama which occurs after the climax and which establishes a new norm, a new state of affairs-the b) the structure of a story. The sequence in which the story is told. c) speaker addresses remarks to a dead person, an absent person or a non-human object d) a story in which characters, events, and places stand for ideas, qualities or other events with the overall purpose of teac
allusion
a) a direct or indirect reference to something which is presumed to be commonly known, such as an event. book, myth, place or wo b) occurs when some person or force in the play opposes the protagonist. c) the thing to which a writer is comparing his/her subject in a metaphor d) a part represents the whole: hands = person--all hands on deck
simile
a) appears contradictory or opposed to common sense, but contains a degree of truth or validity b) makes a comparison by saying one thing is like or as something else c) a comparison that shows similarities between two things that are otherwise unalike d) when a person says one thing and means another (also called sarcasm)
third person omniscient
a) a comparison that shows similarities between two things that are otherwise unalike b) the part of the drama/story, which sets the stage for the climax c) a narrator who knows all and can reveal motivations, thoughts and feelings of more than one character d) a character or force that goes against the main character and tries to stop him/her from achieving the goal.
What does the writer want us to understand by these lines: An old lump of snow melted in the corner. The chirping crickets filled the empty night air. I was awoken by the pleasing scent of the bacon as it wafted down the hallway.
a) how an experience can be sensory and we can understand it through imagery b) how an experience can be sensory and how we can understand an experience through metaphor c) how an experience can be sensory and how we can understand an experience through simile d) how an experience can be sensory and how we can understand it through alliteration
What does the author mean by: Time is a green orchard.
a) time only happens in nature so you have to go outside to experience it b) time is always new and beginning like spring so one can always look forward c) time is frozen in springtime just like life d) time only exists just before events happen like just before an orchard blooms
This falling spray of snow-flakes is / a handful of dead Februaries
a) Snow can't spray; therefore, it is an example of metaphor b) You can't hold Februaries in your hand; therefore c) Februaries can't die like humans can; therefore it is an example of personification d) Februaries can't be like snow; therefore, it is a simile
analogy
a) the structure of a story. The sequence in which the story is told. b) the outcome of a situation in a story is the opposite of what is expected c) a comparison that shows similarities between two things that are otherwise unalike d) object is used to represent something to which it is closely related
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