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Barnard english terms test 1

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plot n. the action or event of a story
setting n. the where, when, atmosphere, or mood of the story
theme n. the message or moral of the story
character n. the person(s) or thing(s) who perform the action of the story and their personalities
conflict n. the clash of two opposing forces in literature
propaganda n. the spreading of lies throughout a community or other social bodies to advance a cause
scapegoat n. someone or something used to take the blame for a problem (often unjustly)
utopia n. a perfect place
taboo adj. proscribed by society as improper or unexceptable
metaphor n. the application of a word or phrase to an object or concept it does not literally denote
simile n. a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared
figurative language n. a process in which something is described by comparing it with something else
juxtapose v. to place close together or side by side especially for comparison or contrast
profound adj. penetrating or entering deep into subjects of thought or knowledge; having deep insite or understanding
connotation n. the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning
succinct adj. expressed in few words, brief but still meaningful in expression
concise adj. expressing or covering much in few words
superfluous adj. excessive, needless or unnecessary, being more than is required
dystopia n. a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding
thesis statement n. an opinion stated as fact, which is supported throughout the body of an essay
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