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alliteration
The repetition of consanant sounds in words that are close to one another.
analogy
The comparison between two sets of two words or phrases.
apostrophe
A figure of speech in which someeone who is absent or nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive, present, and capable of responding to the speaker.
assonance
The repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consanant sounds in words that are close together.
connotation
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests.
denotation
The literal, dictionary definition of a wqord.
diction
A writer's or speaker's choice of words.
figurative language
Words or phrases that describe one thing in terms of another and are not meant to be understood on a literal level.
free verse
Unrhymed poetry without consistent pattern.
hyperbole
Large exaggeration.
imagery
Words that appeal to the senses.
irony
Contradiction between expectation and reality.
metaphor
Figurative language.
meter
rhythmical pattern of a poem
motif
reoccuring theme or pattern
mood
overall feeling/ atmosphere of a poem
onomatopoeia
imitate sounds with words
oxymoron
figure in which two contradictory terms are used
paradox
Seemingly contradictory but true.
persona
A voice or character representing the speaker in a literary work.
refrain
Repeated word, phrase, line, or verse.
rhyme scheme
Pattern or rhyme in a poem, after represented with letters.
rhythm
The pattern of syllables in a poem (the beat).
stanza
Division of lines.
theme
Central ideas (must be complete sentence, never use you, never use cliche).
tone
A particular style or manner.
aside
whisper onstage
blank verse
unrhymed iambic pentameter
climax
the high point
complication
something happens that leads to rising action
couplet
two lines that rhyme
dramatic irony
the audience knows something that the people onstage do not know
exposition
gives background
foil
characters that act in opposite ways
foreshadow
clues for the future
monologue
long speech made by one character
pun
humorous play on words
rising/ falling action
actions leading to and from the climax
soliloquy
actor talks to himself, reveals his thoughts
sonnet
iambic pentameter w/ 3 quatrains and a couplet
heroic couplet
two lines that rhyme in iambic pentameter
adulterate
verb

to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
ambidextrous
adj.

able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical
augment
verb

to make larger, increase
bereft
adj.

deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
deploy
verb
t
to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
dour
adj.

stern, unyielding; gloomy, ill-humored
fortitude
noun

courage in facing difficulties
gape
verb

to stare with open mouth; to open mouth wide; to open wide
gibe
verb: to utter taunting words

noun: an expression of scorn
guise
noun

an external appearance, cover, mask
insidious
adj

intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
intimation
noun

a hint, indirect suggestion
opulent
adj

wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
pliable
adj

easily bent, flexible; easily influenced
reiterate
verb

to say again, repeat
stolid
adj

not easily moved, mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
tentative
adj

experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
unkempt
adj

not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude
verbatim
adj, adv

word for word; exactly as written or spoken
warily
adv

cautiously, with great care
adroit
adj

skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
amicable
adj

peaceable, friendly
averse
adj

having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
belligerent
adj: given to fighting, warlike: combative, aggressive

noun: one at war, one engaged in war
cursory
adj

hasty, not thorough
duplicity
noun

treachery, deceitfulness
extol
verb

to praise extravagantly
feasible
adj

possible, able to be done
grimace
noun: a twisted face, facial distortion

verb: to make a wry face
holocaust
noun

a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
impervious
adj

not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
benevolent
adj

kindly, charitable
impetus
noun

a moving force, impulse, stimulus
jeopardy
noun

danger
meticulous
adj

extremely careful; particular about details
nostalgia
noun

a longing for something past; homesickness
quintessence
noun

the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
retrogress
verb

to move backward; to return to an earlier condition
scrutinize
verb

to examine closely
tepid
adj

lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
adversary
noun

an enemy, opponent
alienate
verb

to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey
artifice
noun

a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; clever skill; trickery
coerce
verb

to compel, force
craven
adj: cowardly

noun: a coward
culinary
adj

of or related to cooking or to the kitchen
delete
verb

to erase, wipe out, cut out
demise
noun

a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
exhilarate
verb

to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
fallow
adj: plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow

noun: land levft unseeded

verb: to plow but not seed
harass
verb

to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
inclement
adj

stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action
muse
verb

to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
negligible
adj

so unimportant that it can be disregarded
perpetuate
verb

to make permanent or long lasting
precedent
noun

an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
punitive
inflicting or aiming at punishment
redress
verb: to set right, remedy

noun: relief from wrong or injury
sojourn
noun: a temporary stay

verb: to stay for a time
urbane
adj

refined in manner or style, suave
affiliated
adj

associated, connected
ascertain
verb

to find out
attainment
noun

an accomplishment; the act of achieving
bequeath
verb

to give or pass on as an inheritance
cogent
adj

forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
converge
verb

to move toward one point, approach nearer together
disperse
verb

to scatter, spread far and wide
esteem
verb: to regard highly

noun: a highly favorable opinion or judgement
expunge
verb

to erase, obliterate, destroy
finite
adj

having limits; lasting for a limited time
invulnerable
adj

not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
malevolent
adj

spiteful, showing ill will
nonchalant
adj

cool and confident, unconcerned
omniscient
adj

knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
panacea
noun

a remedy for all ills, cure-all; an answer to all problems
scrupulous
adj

exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
skulk
verb

to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
supercilious
adj

proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
uncanny
adj

strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
venial
adj

easily excused; pardonable
altruistic
adj

unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
assent
verb: to express agreement

noun: agreement
benefactor
noun

one who does good to others
chivalrous
adj

marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
clemency
noun

mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
dearth
noun

a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
diffident
adj

shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
discrepancy
noun

a difference; a lack of agreement
embark
verb

to go abroad; to make a start; to invenst
facile
adj

easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily shown but not sincerely felt
indomitable
adj

unconquerable, refusing to yield
infallible
adj

free from error; absolutely dependable
plod
verb

to walk heavily or slowly; to wrok slowly
pungent
adj

causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
remiss
adj

neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
repose
verb: to rest; lie; place

noun: relaxation; peace of mind, calmness
temerity
noun

rashness, boldness
truculent
adj

fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
unfeigned
adj

sincere, real, without pretense
virulent
adj

extremely poisonous; full of malice, spiteful
accede
verb

to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
brandish
verb

to wave or flourish in a menacing fashion
comprise
verb

to include or contain; to be made up of
deft
adj

skillful, nimble
destitute
adj

deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
explicit
adj

definite, clearly stated
inopportune
adj

coming at a bad time; not appropriate
ironic
adj

suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic
musty
adj

stale, moldy; out-of-date
officious
adj

meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
ominous
adj

unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
pinnacle
noun

a high point or peak
premeditated
adj

considered beforehand, deliberatly planned
rampant
adj

growing without check, running wild
solace
noun: comfort, relief

verb: to comfort, console
stately
adj

dignified, majestic
supple
adj

bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable: servile
suppress
verb

to stop by force, put down
venal
adj

open to or marked by bribery or corruption
abhor
verb

to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
amend
verb

to change in a formal way; to change for the better
buffet
verb: to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; force one's way with difficulty\

noun: a slap, blows
chaos
noun

great confusion, disorder
commodious
adj

roomy, spacious
corrosive
adj

eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic
discern
verb

to see clearly, recognize
extant
adj

still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost
implicate
verb

to involve in; to connect with or be related to
inter
verb

to bury; to consign to oblivion
martinet
noun

a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for rules
obviate
verb

to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
renegade
noun: one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw

adj: traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox
reprehensible
adj

deserving blame or punishment
somber
adj

dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit
squalid
adj

filthy, wretched, debased
turbulent
adj

disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy
vociferous
adj

loud and noisy; compelling attention
voluminous
adj

of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length
waive
verb

to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer