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19 terms

Yoder's Literary Terms I

Review for midterm
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verbal irony
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
internal conflict
man vs. god; man vs. self
external conflict
man vs. nature; man vs. man
metaphor
I am a rock.
mood
the feeling created in the reader by a literary work
voice
a writer uses language to reflect his personality or the personality of one of the characters
antagonist
the character who works against the protagonist
protagonist
the principal character in a work of fiction
allegory
a work where every element is a symbol of something else
ethos
Appeal based on the speaker's character and trustworthiness
pathos
the speaker or writer appeals to the emotions
logos
Speaker or writer uses logic and reason
soliloquy
speech made by a character alone on stage
fable
a short story with talking animals and a moral
hyperbole
an exaggeration made to achieve a specific effect
theme
the main idea expressed in a work
connotations
fat and plump have different ____________
denotation
skinny and thin have the same _______.
tone
the writer's attitude toward the subject or character