snobbish, patronizing, overbearing, scornful, disdainful
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Deceptive; marked by contradictory second thoughts
determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
repetition of worse or phrases to emphasize a point.
instructive (especially excessively)
A poem about death and idyllic rural life – often featuring shepherds.
an account of the author’s personal experiences
consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story
using language effectively to please or persuade
characters, settings, and events stand for other
repeat consonant sound
reference of something from another culture, indirect reference
deligeratly suggesting more than one thing, sometimes conflicting things
repetition of phrase at begining of two or more sentences
inversion of a sentence for emphasis or rhythm
breif story, shows character
repetition of words of a phrase in reverse gramatical order
balacing words that contrast using grammar
main character, but lacking heroic characteristics ex: no courage
brief clever statement about life, maxim
calling out to dead, if asking for something= invocation
giving a statement : explanation
similar vowel sounds
using commas to make a list: 1,2,3 bears
author shows characters personality through dialogue, description of dress, etc
author tells what the character is and decribes their personality
changes because of story’s action
antimetabole used in poetry, switcheroo
casual diciton, used in daily life, inapproprate for formal writing
metaphore comparing two things startlingly different: ex: my sister and my toothbrush.
the associations that have overtime developed for a word/phrase
two consectutive rhyming lines of poetry
form of writing that is used to teach a lesson/moral
a poem of mourning, about someone who has died
speech of praise of someone who has died
reptition of a word at begining and end of sentence: you are not any longer you.
quotation at begining of the work that suggests a theme
opposite of anaphora, repetition of a word at end of multiple sentences.
title used to emphasize a quality: mr. bignose
uses logic, emotion appeal and ethics to convince reader
convince reader with emotion
convince with reason
used to prove that one thing results from another, logical
uses language to convey a mood
where something is explained or “set forth”
interpreting a text, usually must analyze language
comedy thats wayyyy wacked out
sentence that makes a statement and then explains why using logic: emily is a butt because she has a butt and it has become her.
swap word order in a sentence to make it funky
when one says one thing but means something totally different.
usually one is seniel.
when something takes place and there is a discrepancy between what is expected to happen where and what actually goes down
in a play when the character thinks one thing is true but the audience knows better
a witty association/connection of ideas
a form of understatement in which the positive form is emphasized through the negated negative form
emphais on setting
doesn’t tell a story but conveys feelings
where the two things being compared aren’t directly stated
really really long metaphore
a metaphore that has been used so often its no longer vivid
a figure of speech where a phrase represents something closely associated with it. ex: the throne= monarchial rule
image seen throughtout a work
a witty paradox used in buddhism
the repetition of words or phrases with similar grammatical structure
makes fun using the style of another writer
sentence that puts central thought at end of sentence after introductary elements
intro to character, setting
objective point of view
narator has no comment, totally impersonal
uses no commas: 1 and 2 and 3 bears
four line part of poem (or whole), considered a unit
chorus. tonights gunna be a good night.
emily undertakes a quest.
emily is succesful.
pokes fun with a hope to change things
part represents the whole: your gunna loose your wheels! (wheels= car)
variety of sentence structure. changin it up
complex sentences often too difficult for reader to follow
It’s shorter than five words.
insight about human life that the work has got to give
sentence of three parts of equal importance and length, each independent clauses