Literary Terms

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

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