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23 Cards in this Set

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practice of beginning several consecutive or neighboring words with the same sound

the twisted trout twinkled
reference to mythological, literary, or hjistorical person, place or thing
direct contrast of structurally parallel word groupings, generallu for the purpose of contrast

sink or swim
form of personification with the absent or dead are spoken to as if present and the inanimate, as in animate.

Milton! Thou shoulds't be living at this hour.
reptition of vowel sounds in a series of words

cry and side have same vowel sound and are in assonance
repition of a consonant sound within a series of words to produce harmonious effect

and each slow dusk a drawing dow of blinds
(d sound)
deliberate, extravagant and often outrageous exaggeration
(used for serious or comic effect)

the shot heard round the world
what are 3 types of irony
verbal, situational, dramatic
verbal irony
result of statement saying one thing while measuring the opposite
(purpose to criticize)

It's simple to stop smoking. I've done it many times.
situational irong
when a situation turns out differently from what one would normally expect (twist is oddly appropriate)

a deep sea diver drowning in a bathtub is ironic.
dramatic irong
when a character says or does something that has more or different meaning from what he thinks it means, though the audience and or other characters do understand the full ramifications of the speech or action

Oedipus curses the murderer of Laius, not realizing that he is himself the murderer and so is cursing himself
comparison without the use of like or as. the poet states that one things is another. it is usually a comparison between something that is concrete and something that is abstract

life is but a dream
use of words in which the sounds seem to resemble the sounds the describe

hiss, buzz, bang
imitative harmony
onomatopoeia is used on an extended scale in a poem
form of paradox that combines pair of contrary terms into a signle expression
(serves the purpose of shocking)

sweet sorrow
wooden nickel
statement that contradicts itself. it may seem absurd. it usually turns out to have a coherent meaning and reveals a truth that is normally hidden.

the more you know, the more you know you dont know
metaphor that gives inanimate objects or abstract ideas human characterisitcs.

the wind cried in the dark
play on words that are identical or similar in sound but have sharply diverse meanings.

ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man
type of irony when a person appears to be praising something but is actually insulting it. the purpose is to injure or hurt

as i fell down the stairs head first, i heard her say "Look aat that coordination."
comparison of 2 different things or ideas through the use of words like or as

the warrior fought like a lion
part of something is used to signify the whole
=all hands on deck=

the whole can represent a part
=canada played the us in the olympic hockey finals

container representing the thing being contained
=the pot is boiling

the material from which an object is made stands for the object itself
=the quarterback tossed the pigskin
name of something is applied to another thing with which it is closely associated

i love shakespeare
opposite of hyperbole. kind of irony that deliberately represents something as being much less that it really is

i could probably manage to survive on a salary of 2 million dollars per year.