Literary Terms

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

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