Close Reading Terms

By: Gabi, Anna, Lauren, Mackenzie

Allusion

Definition: Figure of speech that makes a reference to a person, place or thing.


Example: "This place looks like the Garden of Eden." -Bible


Literary or Figurative: Literary

Antagonist

Definition: A person who opposes or is hostile to someone or something.


Example: The Grinch.


Literary or Figurative: Literary


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Apostrophe

Definition: Addressing some abstraction or personification that is not physically present

Example: Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky." (Imaginary Idea)


Literary or Figurative: Literary


Archetype

Definition: Typical example of certain person or thing.


Example: "This movie is a perfect example of archetype of the genre."


Literary or Figurative: Literary




Assonance

Definition: Repetition of the sound of a vowel


Example: Dipthong


Literary or Figurative: Figuriative


Characterzation

Definition: How the person is described.


Example: "She wore a blue silky dress, with her long hair coming just above her waist, and her big brown eyes shimmering in the sunlight."


Literary or Figurative: Literary

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