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1. Imagery- visually descriptive or figurative language.

2. Irony- the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the
opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
3. Meter- the rhythm of a piece of poetry, determined by the number and length of feet
in a line.
4. Metaphor- a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or
action to which it is not literally applicable.
5. Monologue- a long speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical
or broadcast program.
6. Oxymoron- a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in
conjunction.
7. Personification- the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to
something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
8. Protagonist- the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie,
novel, or other fictional text.
9. Pun- a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that
there are words that should sound alike but have different meanings.
10. Rhyme Scheme- the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or
verse.
11. Simile-a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing
of a different kind.
12. Situational Irony- a relationship of contrast between what an audience is led to.
13. Soliloquy- an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of
any hearers.
14. Sonnet- a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in
English typically having ten syllables per line.
15. Symbol- a thing represents or stands for something else.
16. Tragedy- an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress.
17. Verbal Irony- irony is the contrast or conflict between what’s stated explicitly and
what’s really meant.
18. Imagery- visually descriptive or figurative language.
19. Irony- the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the
opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
20. Meter- the rhythm of a piece of poetry, determined by the number and length of feet
in a line.
21. Metaphor- a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or
action to which it is not literally applicable.
22. Monologue- a long speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical
or broadcast program.
23. Oxymoron- a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in
conjunction.
24. Personification- the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to
something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
25. Protagonist- the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie,
novel, or other fictional text.
26. Pun- a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that
there are words that should sound alike but have different meanings.
27. Rhyme Scheme- the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or
verse.
28. Simile-a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing
of a different kind.
29. Situational Irony- a relationship of contrast between what an audience is led to.
30. Soliloquy- an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of
any hearers.
31. Sonnet- a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in
English typically having ten syllables per line.
32. Symbol- a thing represents or stands for something else.
33. Tragedy- an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress.
34. Verbal Irony- irony is the contrast or conflict between what’s stated explicitly and
what’s really meant.