Literary Terms

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

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