Literary Terms List Two

Denotation - Dramatic Irony

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The dictionary definition of a word
A pattern of language specific to a region or a group of people
Written conversation between two or more people
diacritical mark
Marks in a dictionary used to show correct pronunciation
An informal record of a person's private life and day-to-day thoughts and concerns
An author's choice of words
drawing a conclusion
Using textual information to formulate an answer to a question not directly stated in the text
A short concluding section at the end of a literary work, detailing the future of the story, its characters, etc. (also known as afterword)
A brief statement commemorating a person who is deceased
A statement that can be proven
faulty reasoning
This occurs when the conclusion is not supported by the data
Literary work created from the author's imagination
A fictional story that often uses animals for characters. The story has a moral for people to apply to their lives.
folk tale
A simple story that has been passed from generation to generation by word of mouth
A type of folklore that is handed down from the past about a specific person- usually someone of heroic accomplishments human nature, the origin of the world, or mysteries of nature
short story
A piece of prose fiction that is usually read in one sitting
A work of literature that contains at least one fantastic or unreal element
realistic fiction
A literary work about people and or events that could actually happen
historical fiction
A literary work based on a real event, but with fictional characters
A novel, short story, film, or play whose plot involves a crime or other event that remains unsettled until the very end
A short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principal, or moral lesson
figurative language
Expressions that are not literally true—to create original descriptions
A break in a story that takes the reader back to a previous event
A note placed at the bottom of a page that comments on or cites a reference
When a writer provides hints that suggest a future event in a story
The structure or organization of a literary work
A type or category of literature
A broad statement about an entire group of people
The use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech
Expressions that cannot be interpreted literally
Words and phrases that appeal to the readers' five senses
informational text elements
Help the reader more easily navigate the text and often provide additional information to help students comprehend the content
A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning. Essentially, it is the process of reaching a conclusion.
A meeting in which one person asks another about personal and/or professional matters
verbal irony
when an author says one thing and means something else (also called sarcasm)
situational irony
a discrepancy between what is expected and what actually happens (a surprise twist)
dramatic irony
when the audience knows something that the character in the story does not know
A system of stories about the gods, often explicitly religious in nature, that possibly were once believed to be true
A traditional story, usually of unknown authorship, that explains things such as human nature, the origin of the world, or mysteries of nature
A fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity
science fiction
A form of fiction that draws imaginatively on scientific knowledge and speculation
fairy tale
A story, usually for children, about elves,
fairies, dragons, royalty, and other
magical creatures