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La lit. terms kaufman
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the repetition of begining consonant sounds in a group of words
a reference in a work of literature to a well-known person, place, or situation in history, politics, or science, (an event) or from another work of literature, music, or art
A very, very simple and short story inserted into an essay or speech to help reinforce the thesis. By employing an anecdote, the writer or speaker hopes that associating their point with a memorable story will make their point memorable, too
An author's use of speech patterns that fit a character's background. Dialect differs in its details of vocabulary, grammer, pronunciation, and expression. It gives hints about a character's regional, educational, social, economic, and historical background. Dialect helps make a character and setting appear realistic.
The writer's choice of words. It is an important element of the writer's voice and style.
An interruption of present action to insert an episode that took place at an earlier time for the purpose of giving the reader information to make the present situation understandable or account for a character's current motivation.
Clues to alert the reader about events that will occur later in the narrative; foreshadowing also swerves to build suspense.
Obvious and extravagant exaggeration not meant to be taken literally.
Words or phrases used in a special way that may be different than their literal meaning.
Mental pictures summoned up by terms and expressions that appeal to the senses so that we see, hear, feel, and (almost) taste much of what the characters experience.
Contrast between expected outcomes or what appears to be and the actual way things turn out.
When the reader has information that one or more of the characters does not have.
When what happens in the story is the opposite of what is expected to happen.
Saying one thing and meaning the opposite, sometimes referred to as sarcasm.
A comparison between two unlike things withour using "like" or "as".
The prevailing feeling developed in the reader through the story's descriptions, details, and settings.
A word whose sound suggests its meaning.
A techinque in which two words with the opposite meanings are put together for a special effect.
A statement that reveals a kind of unlikely, universal truth, although it seems at first to be self-contradictory and untrue.
Repeating similar structures for effect and to give the writing rhythm.
An imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.
Assigning human qualities, actions, characteristics, or personality traits to something non-human--an animal, object, natural force, or idea.
A humorous use of a word or phrase to suggest two or more meanings at the same time; involves word play-words based on homonyms, words spelled or pronounced the same but with different meanings, and words based on those similarities in sound or meaning.
An explicit comparison form one thing to another using "like" or "as".
An over simplified view of a group of people.
The tension that the author uses to create a feeling of discomfort about the unknown; it is often built through foreshadowing.
A person, place, or thing that has additional meaning beyond itself to represent or stand for a more abstract emotion or idea.
Author's attitude towards his/her subject and audience revealed through word choice and details.
Act of presenting something as less significant than it really is for a purposefull effect.
The author's personality and style are apparent through their choice of language.
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