Arthur Miller Quiz Study Guide - Assonance resemblance of sound in words or syllables Clich word or phrase that has been overly familiar or commonplace

Arthur Miller Quiz Study Guide - Assonance resemblance of...

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Assonance resemblance of sound in words or syllables Cliché word or phrase that has been overly familiar or commonplace Hyperbole exaggeration, usually with humor Idiom expression used by a particular group of people with a meaning that is only known through common use Imagery language that appeals to the senses Verbal Irony a figure of speech when an expression used is the opposite of the thought in the speaker's mind, thus conveying a meaning that contradicts the literal definition Dramatic Irony a literary or theatrical device of having a character utter words which the reader or audience understands to have a different meaning, but of which the character himself is unaware Situational Irony when a situation occurs which is quite the reverse of what one might have expected Metaphor comparison of two things not using “like” or “as” Onomatopoeia words imitating a noise or sound Personification when nonliving things are given human qualities Simile comparison of two things using “like” or “as” Symbol a thing (could be an object, person, situation or action) which stands for something else more abstract Understatement the presentation of a thing with under emphasis in order to achieve a greater effect John Proctor - A local farmer who lives just outside town; Elizabeth Proctor’s husband. A stern, harsh-tongued

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