English II: Spring Final Exam Review

  1. abstraction
    • something that isn't concrete
    • Ex.- the concept of HOPE
  2. ad hominem
    • -appealing to one's prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one's intellect or reason.
    •  - attacking an opponent's character rather than answering his argument.
  3. allegory
    story in which objects, characters, or actions are symbols of something outside the narrative.
  4. Alliteration
    the repetition of initial sounds.
  5. allusion
    a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.
  6. anachronism
    something out of its normal time.
  7. anaphora
    repetition when it is specifically used at the beginning of two or more lines, clauses, or sentences.
  8. anastrophe
    inversion of the usual, normal, or logical order of the parts of a sentence.
  9. antithesis
    involves a direct contrast of structurally parallel word groupings, generally for the purpose of contras.
  10. aphorism
    a concise statement of a principle or precept given in pointed words.
  11. appositive
    the placing next to the noun or phrase that explains it
  12. assonance
    repetition of vowel sounds
  13. asyndeton
    condensed form of expression in which a series is presented without conjunctions.
  14. catharsis
    a moral or spiritual cleansing; an emphatic identification with others.
  15. catalyst
    a person or thing that precipitates an event or change.
  16. chiasmus
    a figure of speech by which the order of the terms in the first of two parallel clauses is reversed in the second.
  17. climax
    when a writer arranges ideas in order of importance.
  18. consonance
    repetition of consonant sounds
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English II: Spring Final Exam Review
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