Literary Terms

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Final resolution of a plot.
Unrhymed iambic pentameter (same flow as speech).
Emotional release.
A boy who kills his father in order to marry his mother has this complex.
A speech by a lone character.
Conscious exaggeration.
Serious lyric poem that is usually long, and uses a metrical structure.
Narrator who says that the narration is fiction.
Brooding/mysterious setting and plot in a novel.
Narrator who evaluates characters and expresses opinion.
Intentional understatement .
Excessive pride.
Short speech audible to audience but not to other characters.
Novel which refers to the process of writing the novel.
Sudden/powerful realization.
DefinitionTerm
Moment of recognition or discovery.
Substitution of one term for another that is generally associated with it. (suits->buisnessmen)
Reoccurring idea, feeling, etc. that informs a major theme.
Choice of words.
Tragic flaw.
Understatement (often used with Meiosis).
Reference w/in literature to historical or literary person, place, or event.
Narrator's attitude.
Direct address to an absent or dead person, object, quality, or idea.
Revealed over time to be an untrustworthy source of information.
A character who highlights the personality of an opposing character.
Arrangement of words.
A part of an entity used to describe the whole. (my wheel->my car)
Initial presentation of background information.
Literal meaning corresponds w/ symbolic meaning.

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