English Segment 1 Study Guide Essay

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Segment 1 Guided Note-taking Sheet
I.Laughter
Pun
a. Definition
Play in words
b. Example
Writing with a broken pencil is pointless

Malapropism
a. Definition misusing words ridiculously
b. Example

Listen to the blabbing brook
Understatement
a. Definition
A figure of speech making a statement less or more important than it really is.
b. Example
Its sprinkling outside when its actually poring rain.

Oxymoron
a. Definition
Words that conflict each other
b. Example
Chewy like a solid but juicy like a liquid

Verbal Irony
a. Definition
When someone says one thing but means another.
b. Example
Saying "Yeah, Right" when you mean no

Situational Irony
a. Definition an outcome that turns out to be very
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III.Love and Loss
1. Define and provide an example of each of the following terms:
Simile
Comparing things with like or as.
Cute as a kitten

Personification Figure of speech in which inanimate or nonhuman things are given human characteristics or abilities
Life passed her by

Metaphor
Figure of speech that makes something seem less important or serious to emphasize the opposite
Broken heart

Apostrophe
A figure of speech that directly addresses an abstract quality, a nonhuman, or an individual that is not present.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky." This nursery rhyme from 'The Star

Hyperbole
Figure of speech that uses exaggeration for effect.
Ive told you a million times

Onomatopoeia
Figure of speech in which the sound of the word corresponds with its meaning.
Bang pow

Alliteration
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
Every Eagle eats eggs

Assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds within words
Try to light the fire

Consonance
Repetition of consonant sounds at the end of words
Litter and batter

Understatement
Figure of speech that makes something seem less important or serious to emphasize the opposite
Root canal surgery can be

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