Paper Towns Unit Test

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Allusion
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A casual and brief reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event.
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Anaphora
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The intentional repetition of beginning clauses in order to create an artistic effect.
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Apostrophe
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A figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive and present and could reply.
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Internal Conflict
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The conflict within ones mind.
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External Conflict
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The main clash of actions, desires, ideas, or goals in the story.
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Diction
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Style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words. (Specific way a person speaks)
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Epigraph
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A phrase, quotation, or poem that is set at the beginning of a document.
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Flashback
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A scene in the story set in a time earlier than the main story.
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Imagery
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A description that appeals to one of our senses.
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Irony (3 Types)
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Verbal, situational, and dramatic. Verbal – sarcasm. Situational – the situation is opposite of what we expect. Dramatic – The audience/reader knows something the character doesn’t.
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Juxtaposition
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Two or more ideas, places, characters, and their actions are placed side by side for the purposes of developing comparison and contrasts.
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Litotes/Understatement
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A figure of speech that consists of saying less than one means.
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Metaphor
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A comparison of two or more things without using like or as.
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Motif
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A recurring symbol, image, phrase, or idea that relates to and develops the theme.
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Paradox
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A statement or situation containing apparently contradictory or incompatible elements.
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Point of View
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The angle of vision a story is told.
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Simile
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A figure of speech to compare 2 or more things using like or as.
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Theme
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The essential idea that the writer wants the reader to understand.
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Tone
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The writer’s or speaker’s attitude toward the story.
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Facetious
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Not meant to be taken seriously; sarcastic or humorous.
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Lugubrious
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Sad or mournful, especially in an exaggerated way.
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Meticulous
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Taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise; thorough.
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Mundane
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Common ordinary, or unimaginative.
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Odious
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Hateful, repulsive, extremely unpleasant.
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Precocious
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Unusually advanced or mature in development, especially in mental development.
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Querulous
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Habitually or constantly complaining.
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Rudimentary
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Pertaining to first principles; elementary.
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Succinct
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Using few words to state or express an idea
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Taciturn
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A person who is uncommunicative in speech; saying little.
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Uncanny
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Beyond the ordinary or normal; extraordinary.

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