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Flashcards - NES ELA: Figures of Speech & Meaning

Flashcards - NES ELA: Figures of Speech & Meaning
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repetition
Repetition is an 1843 book by Søren Kierkegaard and published under the pseudonym Constantin Constantius to mirror its titular theme
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Assonance
Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences, and together with alliteration and consonance serves as one of the building blocks of verse
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allusion
Allusion is a figure of speech, in which one refers covertly or indirectly to an object or circumstance from an external context
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analogy
Analogy is a cognitive process of transferring information or meaning from a particular subject to another , or a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process
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idiom
An idiom is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning
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hyperbole
Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech
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simile
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things
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metaphor
A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing
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metaphor
A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing
simile
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things
hyperbole
Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech
idiom
An idiom is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning
analogy
Analogy is a cognitive process of transferring information or meaning from a particular subject to another , or a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process
allusion
Allusion is a figure of speech, in which one refers covertly or indirectly to an object or circumstance from an external context
Assonance
Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences, and together with alliteration and consonance serves as one of the building blocks of verse
repetition
Repetition is an 1843 book by Søren Kierkegaard and published under the pseudonym Constantin Constantius to mirror its titular theme
Irony
Irony , in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case
litotes
In rhetoric, litotes is a figure of speech that uses understatement to emphasize a point by stating a negative to further affirm a positive, often incorporating double negatives for effect
figure of speech
A figure of speech or rhetorical figure is figurative language in the form of a single word or phrase
antonyms
In lexical semantics, opposites are words that lie in an inherently incompatible binary relationship as in the opposite pairs big : small, long : short, and precede : follow
synonym
A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language
Metonymy
Metonymy is a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is called not by its own name but rather by a metonym, the name of something associated in meaning with that thing or concept
understatement
Understatement is a form of speech or disclosure which contains an expression of lesser strength than what would be expected
consonant
In articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract

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