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."