English Vocabulary 3

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English Vocabulary 3
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English vocab
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  1. a difference between what is stated to be literally true and what the reader knows to be true
    irony
  2. a stated comparison between two unlike things
    metaphor
  3. to reference to another text by assuming common knowledge and/or current event
    allusion
  4. designation of one thing with something closely associated with it
    Metonymy
  5. sequence of words where (a) word (s) is left out
    ellipsis
  6. A play on the meaning of words
    pun
  7. repetition of the same sound at the beginning of successive words
    Alliteration
  8. deliberate exaggeration for emphasis
    hyperbole
  9. sight, sound, touch, taste, smell
    imagery
  10. when the speaker addressed something  not present or not alive
    apostrophe
  11. an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or harsh
    euphemism
  12. anticipated on objection and answers
    procatalepsis
  13. an explicit comparison between to unlike things with the use of "like" or "as"
    similie
  14. words whose wound reinforces their meaning
    onomatopoeia
  15. only unusual word choice that contain powerful connotations
    diction
  16. a statement that appears to be contradicting but, in fact has some truth.
    paradox
  17. intensifies an idea by understatement
    litotes
  18. intentionally mentioning something whilst claiming you cannot discuss it
    praeterito
  19. two contradictory terms or ideas used together
    oxymoron
  20. attributing human qualities to an inanimate object
    personification

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