Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/29

Click to flip

29 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
ad hominem argument
an argument that appeals to emotion
allegory
using a character and/or story elements to represent an abstraction.
alliteration
repetition of sounds
allusion
a direct or indirect reference to somthing that is commonly known
ambiguity
the multiple meanings of a word
analogy
a similarity or comparison between 2 different things
antecedent
the word, phrase, of clause referred to by a pronoun
aphorism
a terse statement of known authorshiop which expresses a general truth or principle
apostrophe
a figure of speach that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person of personified abstraction
atmosphere
the emotional mood created by the entirety of a literal work
clause
a grammatical unit that contains both a subject and a verb
colloquial
the use of slang or informalities in speech or writing
conceit
a fanciful expressino, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between 2 dissimilar objects
connotation
the nonliteral, associative meaning of a word; implied meaning
denotation
the strict, literal, dictionary definition
diction
related to style, refers to the writers word choices
didactic
teaching; didactic words have the aim of teaching or instructing
euphemsim
"good speech" less offensive substitute for unpleasant words of concepts
extended metaphor
a metaphor developed at great length, occurring frequently
figurative language
writing or speech that is not intended to carry a literal meaning
figure of speech
a device used to produce figurative language
generic conventions
describes traditions for each genre
genre
the major category in to which a literary work fits
homily
"sermon" serious talk, speech, or lecture involving moral or spiritual advice
hyperbole
deliberate exaggeration or overstatement
imagery
sensory details or figurative language used to describe, arouse emotion, or represent abstractions
inference/infer
to draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented
invective
an emotionally violent, verbal denunciation or attack using strong, abusive language
irony
the contrast between what is stated explicitly and what is really meant