Literary Terms

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

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