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Figurative Language Quiz English 12
Figurative Language Quiz English 12
Alliteration
the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of words.
Assonance
the repetition of a vowel sound within words.

EX: Make the Grade
Connotation
the suggested meaning of a word or phrase.
Denotation
the dictionary meaning of a word.
Act
major division of a play
Allegory
a tale in verse or prose in which the characters represent abstract ideas or moral qualities.
Apostrophe:
when an absent person, an abstract concept, or an important object is directly addressed.
Allusion
a brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or ficticious
Consonance
the repetition of consonant sounds
Diction
A writer’s choice of words, phrases, sentence structures, and figurative language, which combine to help create meaning.
Antagonist
the bad guy
Anti-hero
a hero who has the opposite of most of the traditional attributes of a hero.
Aside
a speech directed to the audience that supposedly is not audible to the other characters onstage at the time
Dialect
type of informational diction.
Dialogue
conversation among two or more characters
Foreshadowing
the use of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later in literature
Genre
kind or type.
Hyperbole
exaggeration or overstatement.
Metaphor
comparison between two thing
Metonymy
an implied comarision
Motif
a recurring pattern in a story
Personification
giving human qualities to animals or objects.
Paradox
reveals a kind of truth which at first seems contradictory.
Onomatopoeia
a word that imitates the sound it represents.
inversion
reversal of word order for effect
mood
feeling or atmosphere that the writer creates
Parallelism
repetition of words or phrases or clauses which are similar in structure or meaning
Satire
to make fun of
Tone
the attitude a writer takes towards a subject or character
Theme
the general idea or insight about life that a writer wishes to express.
Synecdoche
when one uses a part to represent the whole.
Simile
the comparison of two unlike things using like or as
Setting
is determining Time and Place in fiction.