Jumping Though the Looking Glass with Rachel and Peter.



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Reference Term Name Definition Example
allit alliteration The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables She had "dwindled down to the size of a little doll"(Chapter 9).
allusion allusion Instance of indirect reference to an outside work "Of course you agree to have a battle?"(Chapter 4, when Tweedledum references a poem in which he is a character)
apost apostrophe a digression in the form of an address to someone not present, or to a personified object or idea. When Alice monologues to her cat throughout the first and last chapter
hyperbole hyperbole A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect "They wanted to squeeze me flat!"(Chapter 9)
irony irony The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning "Thirst quenched?" asks the Red Queen of Alice after feeding her a biscuit (Chapter 2)
non nonsense Subject matter, behavior, or language that is foolish or absurd When the Red Queen claims that in Looking Glass world, the nights are five times as warm and five times as cold...because there are five nights in a row (Chapter 9)
parody parody A literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule When the Red Queen sings a mock-up of "Rock a Bye Baby" to the White Queen (Chapter 9)
personification personification A figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstractions are endowed with human qualities or are represented as possessing human form> When the frog guard at the banquest claims that knocking on the door "vexes" it, as if it is a living thing (Chapter 9)
pun pun A play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words When a flower claims that a flower bed that is too soft will cause the flowers to fall asleep (Chapter 2)
repPhrase repetition The act or process or an instance of repeating or being repeated The occurrence of "provoking!" in Humpty Dumpty's speech over the course of a chapter (Chapter 6)
simile simile A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as When the White Knight claims the wind is "strong as soup"(Chapter 8)