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

1/45

Click to flip

45 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
allegory
a direct symbolic representation of some idea or situation in fictitious form; an extended metaphor
catch 22
a situation when a person is trapped betewen two contradictory conditionsirony
irony
when the opposite of what is expected occurs
dramatis personae
list of characters in a play
witchhunt
an intense search for members of a feared group, based on little or no violence
dialect
a varieety of language used by people form a particular geographic area
voice
a distinctive style or manner of expression in a written work
hyperbole
exxageration for effect, not meant to be taken literally (He's as strong as an ox)
paradox
a statement contracticotry to belief (The fish flied)
alliteration
repition of an initial sound, usually of a consonant or cluster (James jumped joyfully)
consonance
repetition of an initial sounds(click-clock)
sensory detail
a word or statement that appeals one of your 5 senses
simile
a figure of speech in which one thing is likened to another, and dissimilar thing by the use of like, as ,etc. (The boy was as fast as a leopard)
chiasmus
a reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases, as in (He went to the country, to the town went she.)
repetition
a doing or saying again, again, or again (The weather was cold, cold, and cold)
diction
word choice (The boring book)
synesthesia
process in which one type of stimulation produces a secondary, subjective sensation; as when some color evokes a certain smell (The color yellow can make the reader think of the taste of lemons.)
assonance
the repetition of similar vowel sounds enclosed in different consonant sounds ("same" and "fade")
metaphor
a figure of speech that compares 2 unlike things in which one thing becomes another thing w/o the use of the words "like", "as", "than", or "resembles" (The pillow was a cloud)
aside
words words spoken by an actor in such a way that they are heard by the audience but not by other actors
cliche
an expression or idea that has been used so much it is lacking freshness;a stereotype
diacope
uninteruppted repitition of a word or repetition w/ one or 2 words between each repeated phrase ("All lost! To prayers, to prayers! All lost!")
onomatopoeia
the use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meanings (moo, oink)
personification
a figure or speech in which a thing, quality, or idea is represented as a person (cupid is the personification of love)
pun
a play on words
analogy
similarity in some respects between things otherswise unlike
paranthesis
an additional word, clauses, used to further explain
parrallelism
close resemblance, similarity
rhyme
a piece or poem in which there is a regular corresponding sounds
anaphora
rethorical device of repeating a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses or sentences
allusion
reference to a statement, person, place, event, or thing well known from lit, history, religion, pop culture, etc.
synecdote
a comparison between one subject and another, referencing, however, only a single attribute of the secondary subject (John seemed to sprout wings as he flew from the room)
euphemism
use of a word or phrase that is less expressive or direct but considered less offenive
oxymoron
figure or speech in which opposite or contradictory ideas or terms are combined
sattire
use of ridicule, sarcasm, irony
symbol
something that stands for, reperesents, or suggests another thing or idea
symbolism
in literature (art) when the author uses an otherwise neutral object/ action in a certain way to represent a larger idea or concept
epiphany
when something strikes you "aha! moment"
first person narrator
a storyteller that participates in the story. this can either be a minor character or a major character
third person narrator
a storyteller that does not participate in the story. there are three types of third-person narrators: ominician= all-knowing, limited omniscient= all-knowing about one character, objective= outside of characters
intrusive narrator
evaluates the character, judgmental
impartial narrator
remains neutral and leaves it to the reader to judge characters
unreliable narrator
many give false information or perceive things inaccurately
naive narrator
inability to interpret their experiences
stream-of-consiousness
narration of a character's mind, including his/her thoughts, conscious or not