Literary Terms

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

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