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Derek Knight- Literary Terms

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on 25 February 2011

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Transcript of Derek Knight- Literary Terms

Derek Knight Literary Terms Rhyme Rhythm Alliteration Assonance Consonance Onomatopoeia Repetition Parallelism Metaphor Simile Personification Allusion Apostrophe Symbolism Oxymoron Paradox Analogy identity in sound of some part, especially the end, of words or lines of verse. movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat, accent, or the like the commencement of two or more words of a word group with the same letter, as in apt alliteration's artful aid. resemblance of sounds. accord or agreement. the formation of a word, as cuckoo or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent. the act of repeating; repeated action, performance, production, or presentation. the position or relation of parallels. a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our god.” a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose.” the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimate objects or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure. a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: an allusion to Shakespeare. a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.” the sign ('), as used: to indicate the omission of one or more letters in a word, whether unpronounced, as in o'er for over, or pronounced, as in gov't for government; to indicate the possessive case, as in man's; or to indicate plurals of abbreviations and symbols, as in several M.D.'s, 3's. the practice of representing things by symbols, or of investing things with a symbolic meaning or character a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based: the analogy between the heart and a pump.
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