American Literature Vocabulary CLEP
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characters who do not change
characters who experience change/personal growth.
a phrase or image that is repeated throughout the story for emphasis such as the appearance of crows before each disaster in the story.
published after the author's death.
5 stages of dramatic structure
intro, rising action, climax, falling action, conclusion
story centers on a lower class character who triumphs through wit instead of hard work.
informal conversational speach
the language of the common people.
persuasive language designed to provoke an emotional response. -also ostentatious language.
arrangement of words within a sentence.
elaborate comparrison between two unlike objects.
a concise, witty saying
words that sound like what they mean. ie: boom, bang, buzz, swish...
substituting an object that represents a word or concept ie: using "Uncle Sam" to represent the government; "crown" for royalty; or "the press" to refer to journalism.