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Can you name the Literary Terms?

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

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