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Remington Birckhead literary terms

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on 25 February 2011

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Transcript of Remington Birckhead literary terms

Rhyme Rhythem Alliteration Assonance Consonance Onomatopoeia Repetition Parallelism Metaphor Simile Personification Allusion Apostrophe Symbolism Oxymoron Paradox Analogy a : resemblance in some particulars between things otherwise unlike : similarity b : comparison based on such resemblance a : a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true b : a self-contradictory statement that at first seems true : a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness); broadly : something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements : a system of symbols or representations the addressing of a usually absent person or a usually personified thing rhetorically <Carlyle's “O Liberty, what things are done in thy name!” an implied or indirect reference especially in literature; also : the use of such references : attribution of personal qualities; especially : representation of a thing or abstraction as a person or by the human fo : a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as (as in cheeks like roses) a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money); broadly : figurative language — compare simile : repeated syntactical similarities introduced for rhetorical effect the act or an instance of repeating or being repeated the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss) correspondence or recurrence of sounds especially in words; specifically : recurrence or repetition of consonants especially at the end of stressed syllables without the similar correspondence of vowels (as in the final sounds of “stroke” and “luck”) relatively close juxtaposition of similar sounds especially of vowels the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables (as wild and woolly, threatening throngs) —called also head rhyme, initial rhyme an ordered recurrent alternation of strong and weak elements in the flow of sound and silence in speech correspondence in terminal sounds of units of composition or utterance (as two or more words or lines of verse) She used “moon” as a rhyme for “June.” Travel can disrupt your body's daily rhythm stony and holy run, run, run, run! There is some degree of parallelism between the lives of the two women The story was filled with religious symbolism. he loves being in the public eye but also deeply values and protects his privacy He does, though, suffer from the occupational deformation of international relations specialists: an enthusiasm for ransacking the past in search of precedents, analogies, patterns, and cycles that might explain the present and forecast the future
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