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Can you name the IB literary terms (from the list of 150 IB terms)?

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definition or exampleLiterary term
a rhyme of two or more syllables with a stress on a syllable other than the last one (e.g. history/mystery)
language that evokes one or all of the five senses
the combination of two or more words to create a new word (e.g. web log = blog)
a type of personification that attributes human characteristics to nature
a ghostly double of another character, especially if it haunts its counterpart
a three-line unit or stanza of poetry
when an absent person, abstract concept, important object, or personification is directly addressed (e.g. 'O Death, be not proud')
the character against whom the protagonist struggles or contends
sometimes called an imperfect, forced, or approximate rhyme
when one or more smaller stories are included within the body of a larger story
a protagonist who is a non-hero or the opposite of a traditional hero
a lyric poem of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter; the 3 main types are Shakespearean, Petrarchan, and Miltonic
a 2 syllable poetic foot of stressed followed by unstressed (e.g. heavy, double, chosen)
a 3 lined Japanese poem of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables
a narrative in which an adolescent protagonist comes to adulthood by a process of experience and disillusionment; often called a 'coming-of-age' story
the main character in a work of fiction
the repetition of a word or phrase, usually at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs
definition or exampleLiterary term
literally means 'missing the mark'; applies to a tragic flaw or lack of some important insight
a stanza of 4 lines
a central idea or statement that unifies and controls a literary work
a recurring element, such as a type of incident, a device, or reference in a work of literature
describes a work that focuses on simple, rural life
a 2-syllable foot of poetry of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable (e.g. behold, amuse, inject)
repeating the last word of a clause at the beginning of the next clause (e.g. 'talent is an adornment; an adornment is also a concealment')
also called circumlocution, it is when one 'beats around the bush' instead of getting directly to the point (e.g. 'The reason I took your picture was in order to make a dartboard')
figurative language that uses a part to represent the whole (e.g. 'lend me your ears')
type of rhetoric in which the second part is syntactically balanced against the first (e.g. 'Flowers are lovely, love is flowerlike')
an arrangement of lines in poetry usually in a fixed number of verses or lines; quatrains, tercets, and couplets are examples of these poetic paragraphs
poetry that consists of 5 feet in each line
a type of rhyme that occurs either in single syllable words or at the end of polysyllabic words (e.g. grade/shade or betray/away)
the literal dictionary definition of a word
'the spirit of the age'; the general cultural, historical, etc climate of a particular group at a particular time
the stylistic level of a word; its degree of formality

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