Literary Terms

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

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