Language Quiz / Literary Terms

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Tragic flaw.
Reference w/in literature to historical or literary person, place, or event.
Choice of words.
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.
Excessive pride.
Unrhymed iambic pentameter (same flow as speech).
Substitution of one term for another that is generally associated with it. (suits->buisnessmen)
Conscious exaggeration.
Serious lyric poem that is usually long, and uses a metrical structure.
Initial presentation of background information.
Reoccurring idea, feeling, etc. that informs a major theme.
Revealed over time to be an untrustworthy source of information.
Emotional release.
A speech by a lone character.
A character who highlights the personality of an opposing character.
Narrator's attitude.
Brooding/mysterious setting and plot in a novel.
Direct address to an absent or dead person, object, quality, or idea.
Intentional understatement .
Narrator who evaluates characters and expresses opinion.
Sudden/powerful realization.
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)
Arrangement of words.
Understatement (often used with Meiosis).
Narrator who says that the narration is fiction.
Novel which refers to the process of writing the novel.
Final resolution of a plot.

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