I think the lit term numbers got mixed up somewhere along the way, so the first/last couple words may be not for this week, sorry.
Here's this week's Prezi that Justin Thompson and I made!
Onomatopoeia: use of a word whose sound in some degree imitates or suggests its meaning.
Oxymoron: a figure of speech in which two contradicting words or phrases are combined to produce a rhetorical effect by means of a concise paradox
Pacing: rate of movement; tempo
Some books are over so fast the reader is left dumbfounded. Others...are like Grapes of Wrath.
Parable: a story designed to convey some religious principle, moral lesson, or general truth
The parable of the Good Samaritan
Paradox: a statement apparently self-contradictory or absurd but really containing a possible truth; an opinion contrary to generally accepted ideas.
If I went back in time and killed one of my direct ancestors...then what?
Parallelism: the principle in sentence structure that states elements of equal function should have equal form.
Tonight, we study. Tomorrow, we succeed (hopefully).
Parody: an imitation of mimicking of a composition or of the style of a well-known artist
To study, or not to study. No, wait -- that's not really the question at all.
Pathos: the ability in literature to call forth feelings of pity, compassion, and/or sadness
Forlornly, the child watched as his treasured toys tumbled into the garbage bin.
Pedantry: a display of learning for its own sake
The term "pedantry" is derived from the Italian word "pedanteria", originating during...
Personification: a figure of speech attributing human qualities to inanimate objects or abstract ideas
The sun yawned, and the first rays of the day drifted lazily through the air.
Plot: a plan or scheme to accomplish a purpose
Soon, all of it will come together. Soon.
Poignant: eliciting sorrow or sentiment
Atop the hill, a lone citizen clung to the stained flag.
Point of View: the attitude unifying any oral or written argumentation; in description, the physical point from which the observer views what he is describing
Bill watched Joe carefully, making note of every potentially hostile movement.
At the moment, Joe was wondering why Bill was so weird.
Postmodernism: literature characterized by experimentation, irony, nontraditional forms, multiple meanings, playfulness, and a blurred boundary between real and imaginary
Prose: the ordinary from of spoken and written language; language that does not have a regular rhyme pattern
Hey there. How's your day been?
Protagonist: the central character in a work of fiction; opposes antagonist.
Harry "Lancelot" Skywalker
Pun: play on words; the humorous use of a word emphasizing different meanings or applications
Ha ha. Very punny.
Purpose: the intended result wished by an author
Your success on this week's vocab!
Realism: writing about the ordinary aspects of life in a straightforward manner to reflect life as it actually is
The sun wasn't shining, and the birds were not chirping. The air was actually clogged with smog and all pleasant life had long migrated away.
Refrain: a phrase or verse recurring at intervals in a poem or song; chorus
"Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore.'" -- Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven
Requiem: any chant, dirge, hymn, or musical service for the dead
Requiem for a Tower (Okay, it's not really an example. But it is certainly memorable).
Resolution: a point in a literary work at which the chief dramatic complication is worked out; denouement
The tyrant fell, and the heroes were victorious...but only after an extensive journey and personal sacrifice, of course.
Restatement: idea repeated for emphasis
Idea repeated for emphasis.
Rhetoric: use of language, both written and verbal in order to persuade
These examples are helpful for the following reasons...
Rhetorical Question: question suggesting its own answer, or not requiring an answer; used in argument or persuasion
Could you really definitively say without a shadow of a doubt that you've studied enough?