EOCT American Literature and Composition

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Last updated: April 25, 2019
our spoken, or written words and the ways we combine them to communicate meaning.

Figurative Language
Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things, and is not to be taken literally

a word or group of words in a literary work which appeal to one or more of the senses: sight, taste, touch, hearing, and smell

When a object represents more than just itself

Rhyme Scheme
the pattern of rhyme throughout a poem represented with letters; used to lend a certain rhythm to the poem

A figure of speech that associates two distinct things, the representation of one thing by another, without the use of “like”, or “as”

a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with ‘like’ or ‘as’)

a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics

use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse

formation or use of words that imitate sounds of the actions they refer to

a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor

sequence of events in a literary work

a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic

the problems that come up during a story as characters try to resolve the conflict

Rising Action
Refers to the plot structure leading up to the climax through speaking and writing

the point of highest interest in a literary work

the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work

Falling Action
Events that occur after the climax on the way to denouement

the final unraveling or solution of the plot

the overall emotion created by a work of literature

incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

Situational Irony
what actually happens is the opposite of what is expected or appropriate

Verbal Irony
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant

Dramatic Irony
When the audience knows something that the characters in the drama do not

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