Literary Terms

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

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