Literary Terms

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

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