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Literary Terms and Devices

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4 The use of pictures, description, or figures of speech such as similes and metaphors to visualize a mood, idea or character
5 The attitude of an author
8 an excessively favorable opinion of one's own ability
10 Using contradiction in a manner that oddly makes sense on a deeper level
11 Suggesting, hinting, indicating, or showing what will occur later in a narrative
12 the highest or most intense point in the development or resolution of something
14 An author or poet's use of description, dialogue, dialect, and action to create in the reader an emotional or intellectual reaction to a character or to make the character more vivid and realistic.
15 in or into the middle of a narrative or plot
18 the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimate objects or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure.
21 a specified or stated manner of consideration or appraisal
23 the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work.
24 the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel
27 Frequent use of words, places, characters, or objects that mean something beyond what they are on a literal level.
29 speaker is the one telling the story, in the book, it's whose POV the book is written in
30 A serious play in which the chief character, by some peculiarity of psychology, passes through a series of misfortunes leading to a final, devastating catastrophe.
31 The general locale, historical time, and social circumstances in which the action of a fictional or dramatic work occurs; the setting of an episode or scene within a work is the particular physical location in which it takes place
32 An arrangement of lines of verse in a pattern usually repeated throughout the poem
33 An external representation of oneself which might or might not accurately reflect one's inner self
34 Also called storyline. the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story.
1 a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation or composition;topic
2 a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared using like or as
3 the trope of exaggeration or overstatement
6 Using contradiction in a manner that oddly makes sense on a deeper level
7 a passing or casual refence, an incidental mention of something either directly or by implication
9 the standard word order and sentence structure of a language
11 language that contains or uses figures of speech especially metaphors
13 an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.
16 style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words
17 The intentional repetition of beginning clauses in order to create an artistic effect
19 the adversary of the hero or protagonist of a drama or other literary work
20 a feeling, emotional state, or disposition of mind--especially the predominating atmosphere or tone of a literary work
22 The opposition between two characters (such as a protagonist and an antagonist), between two large groups of people
25 a person who gives an account or tells the story of events, experiences, etc.
26 A comparison or analogy stated in such a way as to imply that one object is another one, figuratively speaking.
28 a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc.
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