Flashcards in Forms Quiz Deck (51)
-creates emphasis; things appearing more than once
-turning and turning
-noting who the verb happened to (i.e. he was verbed)
-noting who did the verb (i.e. he verbs)
-diction; what words (noun; adjective; etc.) the author chose
-diction; what words (verbs) the author chose
-the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite
-There are roaches infesting the office of a pest control service.
-connecting two related sentences without losing momentum
-a comparison without using "like" or "as"
-He drowned in a sea of grief.
-less than or equal to 5 words; emphasizes content; with some urgency
-Go to class.
-the main point at the beginning of the sentence
-I found a large hall, obviously a former garage, dimly lit.
-a sentence which has the main clause at the end
-Proper maintenance, like checking tire pressure, changing the oil and getting tune-ups, will ensure the best gas mileage for your car.
-made up of two parts that are roughly equal in length, importance, and grammatical structure
-Buy a bucket of chicken and have a barrel of fun.
-a sentence that states something and ends with a period
-He is an erudite young man.
-a sentence that asks a question that ends in a "?"
-a sentence that puts forth a command
exclamatory sentence; exclamation; exclamatio
-expresses terrific exhilaration; a sentence that communicates excitement and ends in a "!"
-statement of contradictory statements
-a balanced structure that sets up opposites
-vision without action is daydream; action without vision is nightmare
-play on words
-offering real-world connections either literally or figuratively
-when a character speaks alone on stage; speaks his thoughts
-when a character addresses a certain person or thing with "O"
-O, Rose of Mary
-when words in a sentence starts with the same sound effect; draw attention to content
-She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
-a word for phrase open to two interpretations, one usually risqué
-"If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me?"
-the repetitive sound produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase
-the ship has sailed to the far off shores
-the repetition of a pattern of similar sounds within a sentence; "vowel rhyme"
-the rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains
-a literary device that involves repeating a phrase in reverse order
-If you fail to plan, you plan to fail
-Fair is foul and foul is fair
-the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect
-every day, every night, in every way, I am getting better and better
-a pithy observation that contains a general truth; a short phrase that expresses a true or wise idea
-If it ain't broke, don't fix it
-Easy come, easy go
-Forgive and forget
-a practice in literature whereby the author purposely leaves out conjunctions in the sentence, while maintaining grammatical accuracy
-He comes, he sleeps, he goes
-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
-Without looking, without making a sound, without talking...
-when a writer employs a series of coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or) in succession
-"As mine own face. If there be cords or knives,/Poison, or fire, or suffocating streams,/I'll not endure it"
-ironical understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary
-"You won't be sorry"
-"That wasn't bad"
-obvious and intentional exaggeration
-“I’ve told you a million times”
-the use of informal words, phrases or even slang in a piece of writing; colloquialisms are generally geographic in nature
-buzz off-go away
-an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its primary meaning; words can often have a positive or negative connotation
-"Home"--> comfort and security
-a literary device in which two clauses have reversed grammatical or logical structures, producing an artistically pleasing effect
-His time a moment, and a point his space.
-a figure of speech that replaces the name of something with the name of something closely associated
-Let me give you a hand
-Lend me your ears
-the repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences
-Where now? Who now? When now?
-And I want the best, and we need the best, and we deserve the best
-the perspective or tone that a writer adopts in his writing
-Goddamn money! It always ends up making you blue as hell.
-when a part of something represents the whole of something else; when the whole of something represents a part of something else
-Boots on the ground
-verbal irony with a bend to make a point
-a sentence used to encourage someone to do something
-You can do it!
-You should read the Lemon Tree!
-a vivid descriptive language that appeals to one or more of the senses
-Where the ocean kissed the southern shore.
-A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine, And twinkle on the Milky Way
-the author places a person, concept, place, idea, or theme parallel to another
-All's fair in love and war.
-Beggars can't be choosers.
-Can't teach an old dog new tricks.
-an appeal to ethics, and it is a means of convincing someone of the character or credibility of the persuader
-"Doctors all over the world recommend this type of treatment."
-an appeal to emotion, and is a way of convincing an audience of an argument by creating an emotional response
-"You’ll make the right decision because you have something that not many people do: you have heart."
-an appeal to logic, and is a way of persuading an audience by reason
-"In 25 years of driving the same route, I haven’t seen a single deer."
-a figure of speech that makes a comparison with "like" or "as"
-Our soldiers are as brave as lions.
-a figure of speech in which a word applies to two others in a different sense
-His boat sank along with his dreams.