Academic Vocab Strikes Again

By: Hannah Leggat

Get To Know the Suspects

  • Alliteration – the practice of beginning several consecutive or neighboring words with the same sound
  • Allusion – A reference to a mythological Literacy, or historical person, place, or thing
  • Assonance – The repetition of accented vowel sounds in a series of words
  • Consonance – The repetition of consonant sound within a series of words to produce a harmonious effect
  • Flashback – a scene that interrupts the action of a work to show a previous event
  • Foreshadowing – the use of hands or clues in a narrative to suggest future action
  • Hyperbole – a deliberate, extravagant, and often outrageous exaggeration
  • Simile – Comparison using like or as
  • Metaphor – and comparison without using like or as
  • Imagery – consists of the words or phrases a writer uses to represent people, objects, etc.

Here is Some Evidence They Left Behind

  • Alliteration: Percy Jackson & Lightning Thief - "Big by being Loud."
  • Simile: The Grinch - " You're as cuddly as a cactus!"
  • Metaphor: As You Like It - " All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players
  • Hyperbole: The Heart of Darkness - " I had to wait in the station for 10 days - an eternity."
  • Foreshadowing: A Farewell to Arms - " The leaves fell early that year."
  • Consonance: The Raven ( poem ) - " And the silken, sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before."
  • Allusion: The Adventurse of Pinocchio - " I was surprised his nose was not growing like Pinocchio's."