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Glossary of English 10th Grade Final

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a comparison w/o using the words like or as
metaphor
a person,place, oan activity,or an object that stands for something besides itself
symbol
reference to a statement, person, place, event, or thing that is known from literature, history, religon, myth, politics, sports, science, or the arts
Allusion
comparison of two or more similar objects suggesting that if they are alike in certain respects they will probably be alike in other ways as well
analogy
the repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words
alllieraton
Type of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human
Personification
Use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning
Onomatopoeia
Figure of speech that uses exageration to express strong emotion or create a comic effect
Hyperbole
Repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds in words that are close together
Assonance
A statement or a situation that seems to be a contradiction but that reveals a truth
Paradox
Substitution of a word to suggest what is really meant
metonymy
Use of understatement, usually to diminish the importance of something
meiosis
the repetition of consonant sounds, but not vowels
Consonance
recurrent thematic element in an artistic or literary work.
Motif
Directing the attention away from the audience and to a personified abstraction, either present or not
Apostrophe

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