Literary Terms

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

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