Peter Piper picked. a peck of pickled peppers!. Alliteration:. Repetition of the same sound at the beginning of two or more stressed syllables. Allusion. A reference to something supposed to be known,but not explicitly mentioned ;.
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Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers! Alliteration: Repetition of the same sound at the beginning of two or more stressed syllables.
Allusion A reference to something supposed to be known,but not explicitly mentioned; Little Lamb, I'll tell thee:He is called by thy name,For he calls himself a Lamb.He is meek & he is mild;He became a little child.
Antithesis:juxtaposition of Contrasting Words or Ideas (Often, Although Not Always, in Parallel Structure).
Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright, Apostrophe: Address of something not human or some person not present.
Break, Break, Break, On thy cold, gray stones, O Sea! Assonance: Repetition of similar vowel sounds, preceded and followed by different consonants, in the stressed syllables of adjacent words.
Ellipsis: Omission of a Word or Short Phrase Easily Understood inContext.
Robert Burns writes to one of many women in his life: So fair thou art, my bonnie lass, So deep in love am I: And I will love thee still, my dear, Till a' the seas gang dry. Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear, And the rocks melt wi' the sun: Hyperbole: Exaggeration for poetic effect
Three Kinds of Irony: 1. Verbal Irony Is a Discrepancy beween What Is Said or Written and What Is Meant..2. Dramatic Irony Occurs When an Audience Perceives Something That a Character in the Literature Does Not Know.3. Irony of Situation Is a Discrepancy Between the Expected Result and Actual Results
Verbal Irony: a Discrepancy Between What Is Said or Written and What Is Meant To: All English faculty From: Department Chair Subject: Big Words I have received another complaint from a student. The student says her teacher uses big words. I was sympathetic. I told her that college teachers sometimes use big words. I told her college students sometimes try to learn big words. She was not convinced. She was not satisfied. That is not good. Walt Disney teaches us that the customer is always right. We should do what Walt Disney tells us. That is why I ask that you not use big words. Thank you for not using big words.
Dramatic Irony Occurs When an Audience Perceives Something That a Character in the Literature Does Not Know In the Greek drama Oedipus Rex, the audience is aware that Oedipus has killed his father and married his mother long before he is aware of this situation.
irony of situation is a discrepancy between the expected result and actual results In Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour,” the protagonist is expected to fall apart when she hears of her husband’s death in a train accident, but instead she experiences joy. When her husband walks in the door, instead of being delighted as observers might expect, she drops dead.
Litotes:deliberate Understatement, Especially When Expressing aThought by Denying Its Contradictory
Metonymy:reference to Something or Someone by Naming One of ItsAttributes. The pen is mightier than the sword
Parallelism:similarity of Structure in a Pair or Series of Related Words,Phrases, or Clauses.
Metaphor: An implied Rather than direct comparison. The wind sweeps the clouds.
Oxymoron: a two word paradox Jumbo Shrimp
Paradox: a statement that seems to be self-contradictory but which is actually true Shame is Pride’s Cloak! William Blake’s “Proverbs of Hell”
Simile: Items from different classes are explicitly compared by a connective such as like,as, or than, or by a verb such as appears or seems. Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore ... Poe
Synecdoche: A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (as hand for sailor), the whole for a part (as the law for police officer Giving one’s hand in marriage