Literary Terms

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

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