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52 Cards in this Set

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personification
Giving human qualities to a nonhuman
paradox
contradictory truth "eternal life"
oxymoron
"cruel kindess"
metonymy
substituting one for another
synecdote
"count heads" part as whole
allusion
referense to something else
hyperbole
an exageration
irony
opposite to waht is expercted
epithet
an insulting wor or phrase that describes "richard the lion-hearted"
bathos
insence or overdwn sentimentality
understatement
use of negative or the opposit "the casuality lists understate the extent of disaster."
coneit
extended metaphor
symbol
something concrete/tangible
euphemism
less offensive expression
pahtetic fallacy
see personification
apostrophe
direct address of somone/something thats not prsent
anitheisis
see oxymoron
aphorism
wise old saying
epigram
verse which uses satire (attacks something)
parallelism
grammatical consistency
anathema
attack or criticism
analogy
pair of two thing w. realtionship comparison
rhetorical quesiton
question which leads audience
inversion
changer in order to add emphasis "Mad must i be?"
metaphor
comparision using/applying is
similie
use like/as
satire
uses humor to mock a problem of society
alltiration
comencement of two or more stressed syllables
assonance
resemblenceof sounds, vowel rhymes
consonance
correspondence of sounds
onomatopeia
formation of word by imitaion of sound
diction
accent, inflection
connotations
suggeseted w/ word or thing.
"Hollywood holds connotations of raomance and glittering success.
syntax
study or rules whereby words or other elements are combined to form grammatical sentences
periodic
marked by repeated cycles
cumulative
increasing/growing by accumulation
irony
meaning opposite or literal meaning
rhyme scheme
pattern or end lines
masculine rhyme
single stressed syllable
feminie fhyme
two unstressed syllables or three syllanles which sencond and third are unstressed
sonnet
verse w/ 14 lines
dirge
song for morning
elegy
poem for morning
lyric
deeply personal
epitaph
summaries of dead person
parable
short moral story
epic
adventerous story w. wide scope (many people/years0
novel
narrative w. details
rommance
narrative w. charecters/events/heroic deeds--Indiana Jones
tragedy
downfall of main charecter
allegory
stories where all details are symbolic
morck heoric/epic
riducle of someone or something