Honors English Vocabulary

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Honors English Vocabulary
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These are terms used in Honors English 9
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  1. What is the definition of "Alliteration"
    The commencement of two or more stressed syllables in the same word or words.
  2. What is the definition of "Allusion"?
    The casual, or nonchalant reference of something.
  3. What is the definition of "Assonance"?
    A rhyme where the same vowel sounds are used with different consonants.
  4. What is the definition of "Dramatic Irony"?
    Irony which is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama.
  5. What is the definition of "Figurative Language"?
    Language that contains and or uses figures of speech.
  6. What is the definition of "Foreshadowing"?
    To show or describe something that happens later.
  7. What is the definition of "Imagery"?
    The formation of mental images, figures or likeness of things.
  8. What is the definition of "Irony"?
    The use of words to convey a meaning opposite of it's literal meaning.
  9. What is the definition of "Metaphor"
    A figure of speech comparing two unlike things without the use of "like" or "as".
  10. What is the definition of "Onomatopoeia"?
    The formation of a word by imitation of a sound.
  11. What is the definition of "Paradox"?
    A statement or proposition seeming absurd or self-contradictory.
  12. What is the definition of "Personification"?
    Giving human like characteristics to a non-human thing.
  13. What is the definition of "Simile"?
    The comparison of unlike things using like or as.
  14. What is the definition of "Situational irony"?
    Irony in which a situation where the opposite of the intentional effect takes place.
  15. What is the definition of "Verbal Irony"?
    Irony where one writes or says something in attempt to convey a meaning opposite of it's literal one.

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