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Glossary of Honors English Three

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ALLITERATION
REPETITION OF INITIAL CONSTANT SOUNDS
ONOMATOPOEIA
THE USE OF WORDS OF PHRASES THAT SOUND LIKE THE THINGS TO WHICH THEY REFER TO.
ALLUSION
A RHETORICAL TECHNIQUE IN WHICH IS MADE TO A PERSON, EVENT, OBJECT, OR WORK FROM HISTORY OR LITERATURE.
FOIL
A CHARACTER WHO ATTRIBUTES, OR CHARACTERISTICS, CONTRAST WITH AND THEREFORE THROW INTO RELIEF THE ATTRIBUTES OF ANOTHER CHARACTER
IRONY
A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APPEARANCE AND REALITY
LYRIC
A HIGHLY MUSICAL VERSE THAT EXPRESSES EMOTIONS OF THE SPEAKER
SONNET
A FOURTEEN LINE POEM THAT FOLLOWS ONE OF A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT RHYME SCHEMES
TONE
THE EMOTIONAL ATTRIBUTE TOWARD THE READER OR TOWARD THE SUBJECT IMPLIED BY A LITERARY WORK
MOOD
THE EMOTION CREATED IN THE READER A PART OF ALL LITERARY WORK
SYMBOL
A THING THAT STANDS FOR OR REPRESENT BOTH ITSELF AND SOMETHING ELSE
APOSTROPHE
A RHETORICAL TECHNIQUE IN WHICH AN OBJECT OR PERSON IS DIRECTLY ADDRESSED
SIMILE
A COMPARISON USING LIKE OR AS
METAPHOR
A FIGURE OF SPEECH IN WHICH ONE THING IS SPOKEN ABOUT AS IF WERE ANOTHER
SYNECDOCHE
A FIGURE OF SPEECH IN WHICH THE NAME OF PART OF SOMETHING IS USED IN PLACE OF THE NAME OF A WHOLE AND VICE VERSA
METONYMY
THE NAMING OF AN OBJECT ASSOCIATED WITH A THING IN PLACE OF THE NAME OF THE THING ITSELF
PERSONIFICATION
A THING, ANIMAL OR ABSTRACT IN A LITERARY WORK TAKE ON HUMAN QUALITIES
HYPERBOLE
EXTRAVAGANT EXAGGERATION FOR RHETORICAL EFFECT
SATIRE
A HUMOROUS WRITING OR SPEECH INTENDED TO POINT OUT ERRORS OF FALSEHOODS, FOIBLES,OR FAILINGS.
DENOTATION
A DIRECT SPECIFIC MEANING AS DISTINCT FROM AN IMPLIED OR ASSOCIATED IDEA
EXPOSITION
PROVIDES THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION
CHARACTERIZATION
TO DESCRIBE THE CHARACTER OR QUALITY OF A LITERARY WORK
ASSONANCE
REPETITION OF VOWEL SOUNDS
COUPLET
A PAIR OF RHYMING LINES THAT PRESENT A COMPLETE STATEMENT
RHYME SCHEME
RHYMING PATTERN IN A POEM
CONNOTATION
AN EMOTIONAL ASSOCIATION OR IMPLICATION ATTRACTED TO AN EXPRESSION

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