Final Exam- English 105

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Allegory
a literary work in which characters, actions, and even setting has two connected levels of meaning
Alliteration
the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds through a sequence of words
Allusion
brief, indirect reference within a literary text to something outside the text
Analogy
a comparison of two things
Antagonist
character force that opposes or is in conflict with the protagonist
Archetype
character, ritual, symbol, or plot pattern that recurs in the myths and literature of many cultures (scapegoat or trickster)
Assonance
repetition of vowel sounds in a sequence of words with different endings
Auditor
imaginary listener within a literary work
Climax
the third part of plot, the point at which the action stops rising and begins falling
Caesura
a short pause within a line, marked by punctuation
Conflict
struggle between opposing forces
Consonance
repetitive sounds produced by consonants with a sentence or phrase
Couplet
two consecutive lines of verse linked by rhyme and meter
Deism
belief in god but accepting of all religions
Enjambment
technique of running over from one lint to the next without stop
Epic
long narrative poem that celebrates achievements of heroes and heroines
Flashback
interruption of chronological sequence of an event of earlier occurance
Focus
visual component of point of view, the point from which people, events and other details are viewed
Foreshadow
hint or clue about what will happen later
Free Verse
poetry characterized by varying line lengths, lack of traditional meter and non rhyming lines
Freytags Pyramid
visual map for plot
Gothic
combo of fiction, horror, death of romance
Harlem Renaissance
African american culture moment in 1920
Hyperbole
exaggerated statements or claims
Juxtaposition
two things being placed together but having opposite meanings or effect
media res
a story that begins in the middle
Meiosis
intentional understatment
Meter
unit of rhythm in poetry
Metonymy
substitution of name of an attribute
Modernism
modern character, quality of thought expression
Onomatopoeia
the formation of a word from a sound
Personification
giving objects human characteristics
Resolution
a firm decision
Romanticism
movement of a artist lit- late 18th century, emphasizing indiviudality
Rhyme Scheme
ordered pattern of rhymes at ends of lines in a poem
Southern Gothic
characters flawed gender roles flip back and forth, sinister events
Surrealism
20th century movement in art lit to release creative minds
Transcendentalism
philosophical/ social movement 1836
divinity pervades all nature and humanity