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midterm terms - L itera ry and Poet ry Terms to Know for...

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Literary and Poetry Terms to Know for the Miderm 1. Onomatopoeia is a word or a grouping of words that imitates the sound it is describing, such as animal noises like "oink" or "meow", or suggesting its source object, such as "boom", "zoom", "click", "bunk", "clang", "buzz", "zap", or "bang". 2. Hyperbole ) and is a figure of speech in which statements are exaggerated . It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is rarely meant to be taken literally. 3. Metaphor is language that directly compares seemingly unrelated subjects 4. Alliteration is the repeated occurrence of the the same consonant sound at the beginning of several words in the same phrase. 5. Personification A description of an inanimate object as being a living person or animal 6. Epigram is a brief, clever, and usually memorable statement (School House Books Inc.) 7. Aphorism denotes an original thought, spoken or written in a laconic and easily memorable
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2010 for the course CCC 123 taught by Professor Mr.hala during the Spring '10 term at Vermont.

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