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English Diploma Prep Vocabulary

Karen Visscher

for english diploma exam

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1.the shortcoming in the character of a tragic hero that leads to his or her destruction (2 Words)
8.the repetition of conconant sounds, usually close together, not necessarily at the beginning of a word
10.the juxtaposing of sentences or parts of sentences of exactly the same length, structure, and weight so as to achieve a sense of balance (adjective, noun)
11.the struggle between the protagonist and an opposing force in a work of fiction
14.the viewpoint or perspective from which a story is told (4 Words)
16.the dropping of hints that indicate events that are to come, thereby preparing readers to accept the outcome of the story
17.the overall feeling produced in the audience by a text--verbal, visual or aural
18.the time and place in which the events of a work of fiction take place
19.intended to teach
20.poetry that has no particular length, structure, rhythm, or rhyme pattern (2 Words)
22.the quality of a text whereby every element is essential to convey the arthor's purpose (2 Words)
24.a character in a work of fiction whose traits contrast noticeably with those of another character, thereby emphasizing that other character's traits (2 Words)
27.the ascribing of human qualities to things that are not human
30.the great turning point of a work of fiction, the point of highest tentsion
32.an explicit comparison in which one thing is likened to another using like or as
35.the riduculing of human vices or stupidities
37.a situation in which a character is faced with a choice between two equally undesirable alternatives
38.an implausible, contrived ending to a story (4 Words)
40.the events that have taken place in a work of fiction before the plot begins (2 Words)
43.a form of literature (eg. novel, short story, play, historical, poetry)
45.the point in the tragedy where disaster strikes and the protagonist dies
46.a simple story, told to teach a lesson or moral, that frequently involves animals that talk and act like humans
47.a pattern that appears repeatedly in literature
49.in spoken or written communication, an attitude reflected in word choices, sentence structures, and emphasis; in visual communication, the effect created by the degree of light used
51.in poetry, a speech delivered by one specific character and usually addressed to an imaginary audience (2 Words)
52.the purification of the emotions by way of release and renewal
54.a familiar, conversational expression (eg. drawing blanks)
56.words used to "paint" pictures or create sensations for the reader
57.a type of narration in which a character tells his or her own story using words I and we (4 Words)
60.unrhymed poetry of Japanese origin, in which there are three lines containing 5, 7, 5, syllables respectively
61.a form of irony in which there is descrepancy in meaning between what is said and what is meant (sarcasm without the tone) (2 Words)
62.the placement of two or more words close together in order to emphasixe the similarity in their sounds
64.an explicit comparison that's carried throughout a text and is based on several similarities between two things (2 Words)
65.a form of pride that expresses itself as an excess of power, will, and exaggerated self-confidence
67.a serious play that usually involves the downfall of a great and/or good person because of some fatal flaw in his or her character
68.a strong sense of pity or sadness that is evoked by a powerful writing or art
71.a script, written for a film or TV production, that includes camera shots as well as dialogue, action and audio
72.the quality of seeming realistic--of appearing to be true and plausible
73.a situation that occurs when there is no pause at the end of a line of poetry and one line flows freely into the next line without pause
74.an object, person, or event that has a meaning greater than its literal meaning
76.the use of a word that mimics an actual sound
79.reoccuring symbol; theme
80.a reference, explicit or implicit, to someone or something with which a text creator assumes the audience will be familiar; often a historical, literary, or mythological person or event
81.the force that the protagonist of a story must overcome to achieve his or her want, need or goal
82.a plot that branches off from, or that parallels, the main plot in a work of fiction, but that is less important
83.a work that uses symbolic characters and events to express generalizations about human life or to teach lessons
84.a form of irony in which there is a discrepancy between what a character believes and what the audience knows to be true (2 Words)
86.a statement that appears to be contradictory but is true
87.the repeating of a word, phrase, or idea to create emphasis
88.the protagonist of a tragedy (2 Words)
89.the effect created by sounds that are melodious and pleasing to the ear (opposite of cacophony)
90.the central idea or insight about life that emerges from a piece of literature
91.a figure of speech in which one thing is mentioned in place of another thing with which it's closely associated (eg. the crown = monarchy)
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2.the practise of repeating a soundat the beginnings of a series of words or a consonant that isn't necessarily at the beginnings
3.a character in a piece of work of fiction who has only one or two traits developed (2 Words)
4.an extravagant exaggeration used for serious or comic relief
5.a third person type of narration according to which the narrator is limited to revealing the thoughts and feelings of one character only (4 Words)
6.the repetition of vowel sounds, usually close together, not necessarily at the beginning of a word
7.an effect achieved by a contrast between two meanings (eg. what is said vs. what is meant, what a character knows vs. what an audience knows, and what happens vs. what would seem to happen)
9.a humerous scene designed to ease the tension in an otherwise serious play (2 Words)
12.a character in a work of fiction who seems complex and realistic (2 Words)
13.an incomplete sentence mistakenly presented as a sentence (2 Words)
15.a quotation provided at the beginning of a written text that may not be directly related to the writing but nonetheless conveys important ideas
21.a 14-line poem with a fixed rhyme scheme
23.a stereotype character (2 Words)
24.the effect created by sounds that are dissonant or harsh
25.in writing, the personal and recognizable style of a writer, ranging from natural to stiff, from honest to insincere
26.a third-person type of narration that allows the narrator to relate any or all actions, thoughts, and feelings of characters (4 Words)
28.an expression that was once interesting but now has lost its power through overuse
29.a third-person type of narration in which the narrator simply records sights and sounds much as a camera and microphone might do (4 Words)
31.language that goes beyond its literal meaning, using figures of speech such as metaphors and similes to achieve special effects (2 Words)
32.a figure of speech whereby a part of something is given to represent the whole
33.error in judgement, a bad choice that leads to tragedy
34.a fictional character who undergoes a significant change in outlook, belief, or attitude (2 Words)
36.the representation of something as less than it is, often for humerous effect; downplaying something
39.the literal meaning of a word or expression (dictionary)
41.a two word paradox (eg. Jumbo Shrimp)
42.a photograph taken from a plane, crane, or helicopter (2 Words)
44.the trite, sentimental results of a writer's or artist's failure to achieve pathos
48.intended to inform, explain or instruct
50.a form of irony that involves a contrast between what is expected and what really occurs (eg. Olympic swimmer drowns in bathtub) (2 Words)
51.word choice and vocabulary level used in a piece of writing
53.in drama, a speech delivered by a character alone on stage expressing his or her thoughts and feelings; most honnest and raw
55.in the middle of things (3 Words)
58.a way of using words skilfully to persuade or influence others (2 Words)
59.poetry that tells a story complete with character and plot (2 Words)
63.the humerous imitation of someone or something
66.a direct figurative comparison between two unlike things
69.an implied, suggested, or associated meaning of a word or expression
70.the main character in a work of fiction
72.the voice of an unseen narrator in a movie
75.an image, idea or phrase that recurs from time to time in a text or runs throughout it
77.the addressing of a thing, place, idea, or absent person as if present and able to understand
78.a poem "found" in a non-poetic source such as prose, advertising, a speech, or an essay by rearranging the words so as to resemble a free-verse poem (2 Words)
83.a short speech in a play that is heard only by the audience, not by other characters
85.the scenery used on stage for a theatrical presentation

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