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Explicate
to explain in great detail
Connotative
implied meaning
Denotative
literal meaning
Diction
writer's choice of words
Theme
the central idea of a work of literature
Tone
the attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
Syntax
grammatical choices
Juxtaposition
placement of two things side by side for the purpose of comparison
Inversion
reversal of the normal order of words
Paradox
a statement that seems to be contradictory but holds truth
Refrain
repetition that has a pattern to it
Repetition
a line or word that is repeated
Persona
the imagined speaker of a poem
Dramatic Irony
when Romeo says Juliet looks alive before killing himself
Situational Irony
irony that only makes sense in the situation
Verbal Irony
when a character says something that the person they are speaking to does not know the true meaning
Oxymoron
a word or sentence that contradicts itself
Hyperbole
tremendous exaggeration for effect
Understatement
opposite of hyperbole
Euphemism
used for the purpose of making something sound better than it is
Double Entendre
statement used intentionally for its multiple meanings
Pun
play on words
Rhyme
repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them, in words that are close together in a poem
Rhyme Scheme
pattern of rhyming
Half/Partial/Slant Rhyme
Similar ending sounds but not exact rhymes
Assonance
repetition of vowel sounds throughout a series of words
Consonance
repetition of consonant sounds throughout a series of words
End Rhyme
rhyming word at the end of a line
Internal Rhyme
rhyme in the middle of a line
Alliteration
words in the same line that begin with the same letter
Rhythm
musical quality in language produced by repetition
Meter
the regular repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables found in some poetry
Onomatopoeia
word that imitates a sound
Stanza
group of consective lines in a poem that form a single unit
Couplet
two consective lines of poetry that rhyme
Metaphor
comparing two things without using like or as
Implied Metaphor
metaphor that is implied in a sentence
Extended Metaphor
metaphor that is carried out throughout more than one sentence
Simile
comparing two things using like or as
Personification
making something seem living that is not
Allusion
implied reference to something famous
Metonymy
when you substitute another word, idea, or part that is CLOSELY ASSOCIATED with the word being replaced
Synecdoche
when you use a part of something to represent the whole
Imagery
language that appeals to the senses
Apostrophe
addressing soemthing as though it were alive