Literary Terms

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

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