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IB Unit 2-Take a Stand
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Unit 4 Vocabulary
 acquit    deem 
strife  topple

You should be able to use these words in meaningful sentences.  You should also know the definitions, parts of speech, synonyms and antonyms for each word. Go to the Class Resources Tab to find a link to practice activities.
This unit test will be on Friday, October 13th.

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 Literary Devices 
1) Alliteration-the repetitive sound at the beginning of words.  For example, "She sells sea-shells down by the sea-shore."
2) Allusion-a reference in literature to something relatively well-known within  a culture.  For example, in the book, Wonder, Julian asked August if he liked Darth Sidious.
3) Extended Metaphor*-A metaphor is a suggested comparison between two unlike objects.  When the comparison continues for more than one sentence, it is an extended metaphor. *see metaphor definition below
4) Hyperbole-a large exaggeration often used for emphasis. For example, "It was so cold I saw polar bears wearing jackets."
5) Idiom-An idiom is an expression whose meaning cannot be understood from knowing the meanings of the words that make it up.  For example, the idiomatic expression "it's raining cats and dogs" means it is raining extremely hard.
6)  Informal Expressions-When speaking to each other, the characters sometimes use informal expressions which do not mean exactly what the individual words say.  For example, "You are a good egg" has nothing to do with chickens, but  means that you are a good person. 
7) *Metaphor- A term or phrase that is used to make a comparison between two things that are not alike but have something in common.  For example, "The snow is a white blanket."  "The classroom was a zoo."
8) Onomatopoeia-Words that make a sound that imitates their meaning.  For example, "buzz, splish-splash, fizz..."
9) Personification-a figure of speech in which an animal, object, or idea is given human qualities.  For example: Mom smiled at me.  Her smile kind of hugged me.
10) Rhythm/Sound in Poetry-Rhythm is the repetition of a pattern of sounds in poetry.  Rhythm is created by the alternation of long and short sounds and stressed and unstressed syllables.
11) Simile-a figure of speech in which two unlike objects are compared using the words "like" or "as."  For example, "My face felt like it was on fire..."
12)  Symbolism-A symbol in literature is a person, object, or event that represents an idea or set of ideas.  For example, in the book Wonder, August cut off his braid to symbolize that he is growing up and moving on.  Perhaps he is trying to fit in.
13) Theme-The central idea of a piece of written work.  Theme can be found in novels, poetry, plays, songs, etc...