Literary Terms

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

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