Literary Terms

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

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