Literary terms list 4!!!!!!! :D
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Terms in this set (...)
a statement about the way things will happen in the future, often but not always based on experience or knowledge
a document, speech, or other sort of evidence written, created, or otherwise produced during the time under study
form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position
insists that "everyone else is doing it"; makes you want to be part of the group - "don't be the only one left behind"
uses a person to show that they use a product or service; sometimes famous people are used.
the speaker presents him or herself as an Average Joe, a common person who can understand and empathize with a listener's concerns.
applying a putdown to a person, product or group, even if it is not factual
unique or quirky special feature that makes something "standout" from its contemporaries. However, the special feature is typically thought to be of little relevance or use
all forms of writing that are not in verse form
a stanza, or a complete poem, consisting of four lines or verse
a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker
an instance of using a word, phrase, or clause more than once in a passage - dwelling on a point
a repetition of similar sounding words
when a poem has lines ending with the words that sound the same
rhyme that occurs within a line of verse
the pattern of rhymes used in a poem, usually marked by letters
a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's foolishness or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues
refers to looking only for a specific fact or piece of information without reading everything. You scan when you look for your favorite show listed in the cable guide.
at least one step removed from an event. They rely on primary sources for their facts and opinions.
the time and place at which a play, novel, or film is represented as happening
refers to looking only for the general or main ideas of a text
using like, as, and other comparison words to compare two unlike things
the voice in a poem. The speaker may be the poet or a character created by the poet. The speaker may also be a thing or an animal.
a group of lines forming a unit in a poem (*It is equivalent to a paragraph in prose.)
a popular belief about specific types of individuals (groups)
the quality that makes the author's writing unique, and which conveys the author's attitude, personality, and character
take larger selections of text and reduce them to their bare essentials. It is the gist, the key ideas, the main ideas, the main points that are worth noting and remembering.
that quality of a literary work that makes the reader or audience uncertain or tense about the outcome of events. Suspense makes the reader ask "What will happen next?"
a person, a place, an object, or an activity that stands for something beyond itself
the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense
how a text is organized to help readers follow and understand the information presented
Cause & Effect
a writer analyzes the reasons for - and /or the consequences of - an action, event, or decision
ideas described or shown in the order in which they happened. It relates to the timing of the happenings (Remember: "chrono" means time)
follows a fixed order and thus forms a pattern (Think: Sequence)
details are presented as they are (or were) located in a space
Order of Importance
information is prioritized by the speaker in a hierarchy of value
underlying meaning of a literary work which may be stated directly or indirectly
the writer's attitude toward the subject (Think: tone of voice - How would the writer sound if you could hear him/her talk about the subject? What would his/her tone of voice be?)
a sentence that expresses the main idea of the paragraph in which it occurs
a figure of speech employed by writers or speakers to intentionally make a situation seem less important than it really is
a succession of metrical feet written, printed, or orally composed as one line; one of the lines of a poem