Literary Terms

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

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