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Literary And Rhetorical Vocab

Subject : english
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1. The repetition of two or more vowel sounds in a group of words or lines of a poem

2. A locution that addresses a person or personified thing not present

3. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase can be understood in two ways especially when one meaning is risque

4. The repetition of similar sounds at regular intervals - used mostly in poetry

5. A rendering of a quotation in which actual words are not stated but only approximated or paraphrased

6. Two or more independent clauses

7. The quickness of intellect and the power and talent for saying brilliant things that surprise and delight by their unexpectedness; the power to comment subtly and pointedly on the foibles of the passing scene

8. A figure of speech that uses the name of one thing to represent something else with which it is associated

9. The depiction of people - things and events as they really are without idealization or exaggeration for effect

10. Grating - inharmonious sounds

11. A synonym for poetry. also - a group of lines in a song or poem; also a single line of poetry

12. A parody of traditional epic form

13. A novel focusing on and describing social customs and habits of a particular social group

14. The repetition of two or more consonant sounds in a group of words or a line of poetry

15. The generic name for a figure of speech such as image - symbol - simile and metaphor

16. The repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group of words or lines in a poem

17. A statement or idea that fails to follow logically from the one before

18. The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables found in poetry

19. The real or assumed personality used by a writer or speaker

20. That element in literature that stimulates pity or sorrow

21. An episodic novel about a roguelike wanderer who lives off his wits

22. A lyric poem usually marked by serious - respectful and exalted feelings toward the subject

23. A subordinate or minor collection of events in an novel or play - usually connected to the main plot

24. A verbal ending in 'ing'_ that functions in a sentence as a noun.

25. A term that describes a line of poetry that ends with a natural pause often indicated by a mark of punctuation

26. Pleasing - harmonious sounds

27. A pair of rhyming lines in a poem. two rhyming lines in iambic pentameter is sometimes called a heroic couplet

28. A figure of speech that compares unlike objects - without using like or as

29. A term often used as a synonym for realism; also a view of experience that is generally characterized as bleak and pessimistic

30. A term consisting of contradictory elements juxtaposed to create a paradoxical effect

31. A figure of speech whose effectiveness has been worn out through overuse and excessive familiarity

32. A return to an earlier time in a story or play in order to clarify present actions or circumstances

33. A mild or less negative usage for a harsh or blunt term

34. Word choice characterized by simple - often one or two syllable nouns - adjectives - and adverbs

35. The correspondence of a verb with its subject in person and number and of a pronoun with its antecedent in person - number - and gender

36. A term for the title character of a work of literature

37. A french verse form calculated to appear simple and spontaneous but consisting of nineteen lines and a prescribed pattern of rhymes

38. The role or facade that a character assumes or depicts to a reader - a viewer or the world at large

39. A comparison that points out similarities between two dissimilar things

40. A highly regarded work of literature or other art form that has withstood the test of time

41. A sentence with two or more independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses

42. Overstatement; gross exaggeration for rhetorical effect

43. A work of literature meant to ridicule a subject; a grotesque imitation

44. Novels written for mass consumption - often emphasizing exciting and titillating plots

45. Faulty reasoning that inappropriately ascribes human feelings to nature or non-human objects

46. A figure of speech in which a part signifies the whole or the whole signifies the part - also when the name of a material stands for the thing itself

47. A witty or ingenious thought; a diverting or highly fanciful idea - often stated in figurative language

48. The choice of words in oral and written discourse

49. A mode of expression in which the intended meaning is the opposite of what is stated - often implying ridicule or light sarcasm; a state of affairs or events that is the reverse of what might have been expected

50. A form of understatement in which the negative of the contrary is used to achieve emphasis or intensity