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AP Lit Week 5 Vocab

STUDY
PLAY
Motif
a design that consists of recurring shapes or colors
Theme
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
Objective Point of View
belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events
First Person POV
pronouns and verbs used to refer to the speaker or writer of the language in which they occur
Third Person POV
pronouns and verbs that are used to refer to something other than the speaker or addressee of the language in which they occur
Third Person Omniscient
infinitely wise, writer is not in the story but knows and decribes all the character's thoughts and ideas
Third Person Limited
narrator sees the world through only one characters eyes and thoughts.
Situational Irony
occurs when the outcome of a work is unexpected, or events turn out to be the opposite from what one had expected
Romantic Irony
an author's persistent presence in his or her work, meant to ensure that the audience will maintain critical detachment and not simply accept the writing at face value
Dramatic Irony
(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
Cosmic Irony
when a writer uses God, destiny, or fate to dash the hopes and expectations of a character or humankind in general
Archetype
an original model on which something is patterned