Literary Terms By: Miller Gladding
Satire • noun: satire • 1. • Definition-the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. • Synonyms :mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature • Origin:1500–10; < Latinsatira,variantofsaturamedley,perhapsfemininederivativeofsatursated(seesaturate)
Consonance • con·sonance • /ˈkɒnsənəns/ Show Spelled [kon-suh-nuhns] Show IPA • noun1. accord or agreement. • 2. correspondence of sounds; harmony of sounds. • 3. Music. a simultaneouscombination of tones conventionally accepted as being in a state of repose. Compare dissonance ( def 2 ) . See illus. underresolution. • 4. Prosody . a. the correspondenceofconsonants, especially those at the end of a word, in a passage of prose or verse. Compare alliteration ( def 1 ) . • b. the use of the repetition of consonants or consonantpatterns as a rhyming device. • 5. Physics. the property of two sounds the frequencies of which have a ratio equal to a smallwholenumber
Consonance Continued • Origin:1350–1400;MiddleEnglish (< Anglo-French ) < Latinconsonantia concord. See consonant, -ance • Related forms non·con·so·nance, noun • Synonyms1. concord, harmony, correspondence. • Antonyms 1. dissonance.