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SOL Terms

Practice Matching to Prepare for Reading SOL

foreshadowingan author gives clues about something that will happen later in the story
puna play on words that uses words that sound alike, but have different meanings
allusionan implied reference to another work of literature or to a person or event
imagerythe use of language to create pictures for the reader
moodthe way the author makes you feel
tonethe author's attitude toward the characters, plot, and theme
similecomparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as"
personificationgiving an object or living thing the characteristics of a human
metaphora comparison not using like or as
paradoxa statement that appears to be false that may be in some way true
figurative languagegoes beyond the dictionary defintion
understatementlack of emphasis-for dramatic impact
hyperboleextreme exaggeration
alliterationrepetition of the same consonant sounds
ironyopposite of what might be expected
symbolsomething that represents an idea
euphemisma nicer way to state something offensive
oxymoroncombines two opposites
connotationemotional suggestion of a word
denotationdictionary definition of a word
satirea literary work in which wit (irony and sarcasm) is used to expose abuses in society
antonymswords that mean the opposite of a vocabulary word
infereducated guess based on evidence
alliterationrepetition of the same consonant sounds
evoketo call forth
melancholysadness, depression, or gloom
tensionmental, emotional or nervous strain
climaxthe point at which the action in the story or play reaches its emotional peak
synonymswords with similar or exactly the same meaning as the vocabulary word
thesisstates your position or your point of view
enumerationcounting or listing ideas
diminishto make smaller in size degree or importance
contrastshow how two items are different (although. however, conversely)
optimisticto believe in a favorable outcome, positive (look on the bright side)
inconsistenciesno agreement among ideas or events
chronological ordertime order
plotthe action of the story
themethe moral, lesson or point the author is trying to make
scholarlyeducated, academic learned
third person omniscient"all knowing" point of view (the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all the characters in the story)
third person limitedthe narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of a single character
first personthe point of view of a piece of writing in which a narrator refers to himself as I
variationsdifferent versions/changes in form
clicheoverused expression
analogya comparison between two pairs of words
verbal ironysarcasm
dramatic ironywhen the reader/audience is aware of something that a charcter is not aware of
situational ironyan event that contradicts expectations
expositoryprovides factual information logically
narrative nonfictionincludeds biography, autobiography, personal essay, memoirs (has the elements of fiction: plot, setting, and conflict)
contradictionstatement that implies both the truth and the falsity of something
ambiguitya word or expression that can be understood in two or more possible ways (vague/unclear)

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