Literary Terms

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

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