Literary Terms

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

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