Literary Terms

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

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