English 29 cards

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Alliteration

Repletion of Initial constant sound

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Allusion

ALLUSION. An allusion is a rhetorical technique in which reference is made to a person, event, object, or work from history or literature.

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Apostrophe

. An apostrophe is a rhetorical device by which a speaker turns from the audience as a whole to address a single person or thing. A form of personification in which the absent or dead are spoken to as if present and the inanimate, as if animate.These

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Assonance

Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in stressed syllables that end with different consonant sounds

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Blank verse

Blank verse is unrhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter. An iambic pentameter line consists of five feet, each containing two syllables, the first weakly stressed and the second strongly stressed.

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Cacophony

is harsh or unpleasant sound. Writers sometimes intentionally use cacophony for effect.

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Carpe diem

Seize the day

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Couplet

COUPLET. A couplet is two lines of verse that usually rhyme. These lines from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet provide an example: But passion lends them power, time means, to meet, Temp’ring extremities with extreme sweet.

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Dialect

a version of a language spoken by the people of a particular place, time, or social group

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Diction

when applied to writing, refers to word choice

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Hyperbole

exaggeration made for rhetorical effect

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Iambic pentameter

IAMBIC TETRAMETER: O slow | ly, slow | ly rose | she up IAMBIC PENTAMETER: The cur | few tolls | the knell | of part | ing day,

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Imagery

is language that creates a concrete representation of an object or an experience. An image is also the vivid mental picture created in the reader’s mind by that language. The images in a literary work are referred to, collectively, as the work’s imag

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Irony

difference between appearance and reality

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Metaphor

difference between appearance and reality

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Motif

is any element that recurs in one or more works of literature or art

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Onomatopeia

use of words or phrases that sound like the things to which they refer

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Paradox

paradox is a seemingly contradictory statement

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Pathetic fallacy

Personification of nature

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Personification

Personification is a figure of speech in which an idea, animal, or thing is described as if it were a person

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Rhyme

Rhyme is the repetition of sounds at the ends of words

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Rhythm

Rhythm is the pattern of beats or stresses in a line of verse or prose

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Simile

Rhythm is the pattern of beats or stresses in a line of verse or prose

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Sonnet

A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem, usually in iambic pentameter, that follows one of a number of different rhyme schemes

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Stanza

stanza is a group of lines in a poem

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Symbolism

A symbol is a thing that stands for or represents both itself and something else

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Syntax

Syntax is the pattern of arrangement of words in a statement

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Tone

Tone is the emotional attitude toward the reader or toward the subject implied by a literary work

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Five element of writing

Character Setting Plot Conflict Theme