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33 Cards in this Set

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language describing ideas and qualities rather than observable or specific things, people, or places
abstract language
the repetition at close intervals of initial identical consonant sounds
a comparison to a directly parallel case. when a writer uses this, he or she argues that a claim reasonable for one case is reasonable for the analogous case
a brief recounting of a relevant episode. these are often insterted into fictional or non-fictional texts as a way of developing a point or injecting humor
repetition of a vowel sounds w/i two or more words in close proximity. "lake" and "fate" demonstrate this.
a song or song like poem that tells a story
language that describes specific, observable things, people, or places, rather than ideas or qualities
concrete language
rather than the dictionary definition, the associations suggested by a word. implied meaning rather than literal meaning or denotation.
repetition of a consanant sound within two or more words in a close proximity
the literal, dictionary definition of a word
a temporary departure from the main subject in speaking or writing
a character who changes significantly during the course of a story; the opposite of a static character
dynamic character
bacground info provided by a writer to enhance a reader's understanding of the context of a fictional or non-fictional story
a character constructed around a single idea or quality; this is immediately recognizable
flat character
conscious exaggeration used to heighten effect. not intended literally, this is often humorous.
an expression peculiar to a particular language that means something different from the literal meaning of words
following the ordinary or usual meeting of a term or expression
so overused that its original impact has been lost
dead metaphor
the use of a word whose pronunciation suggests its meaning
any writing that is not poetry
a play on words that are identical or similar in sound but have sharply diverse meanings
the art of effective communication, especially persuasive discourse. this focuses on the interrelationship of invention, arrangement, and style in order to create felicitous and apporpriate discourse
a character drawn w/ sufficient complexity to be able to surprise the reader w/o losing credibility.
round character
a 14-line poem, usually written in iambic pentameter, that has one of several rhyme schemes
a groupe of consecutive lines ina poem that form a single unit
story intro, or exposition; tells us who the characters are and usually what their conflict is
starting point
a character who doesnt change significantly during the course of a story; the opposite of a dynamic character
static character
conventional character types that recur repeatedly in various literary genres
stock character (stereotypic)
the choices in diction, tone, and synax that a writer makes. in combination they create a work's manner of expression.
a writer's attitude towards his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization of the sentence and global levels
in its most general sense, a synonym for poetry
in its most general sense, a synonym for poetry
in its most general sense, a synonym for poetry