AP Lit Multiple Choice- Othello 2

onomatopoeia formation of a word from a sound associated with what it is named
hyperbole intentional exaggeration to create an effect; overstatement
metonymy substituting the name of one object for another object loosely associated with it
supercilious behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others
fawning displaying exaggerated flattery or affection; obsequious
disingenuous not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does
rancorous characterized by bitterness or resentment
artless without guile or deception; without effort or pretentiousness; natural and simple; without skill or finesse
parallelism use of corresponding grammatical or syntactical forms; repetition of syntactic construction in successive sentences
apostrophe addressing a person who is not present or an abstract idea that cannot be present
synecdoche using one part of an object to represent the entire object
anaphora repetition of words or phrase at the beginning of consecutive lines or sentences
euphemism mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing
Hydra from Greek mythology; ancient serpent-like water monster with reptilian traits; possessed many heads, which grew back double if cut off; had poisonous breath and blood so virulent that event its scent was deadly; Hydra of Lerna as killed by Hercules
soliloquy act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play
insight capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing
suggestibility quality of being inclined to accept and act on the ideas and plans of others
intended planned or meant; the person one intends to marry; one’s fiancĂ© or fiancĂ©e
diction word choice made by the author, usually made to either persuade or to convey tone, purpose, or effect
offensive causing someone to feel deeply hurt, upset, or angry; disgusting (sight or smell); repulsive; actively aggressive; attacking
personification endowing non-human objects or creatures with human qualities or characteristics
rhetorical question question that is asked in order to make a point rather than to elicit an answer
analogy comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification
imperious assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering
obsequious obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
self-deprecating modest about or critical of oneself, especially humorously so
omniscient knowing everything
simile comparison of two things using “like” or “as”

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