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English EOC Literary terms
Here is a list of Literary Terms that may appear on your EOC. Make sure you know them:-)!
Terms in this set (35)
The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)
This is the central message of a story, poem, novel, or play that many readers can apply to their own experiences, or to those of all people.
the three appeals are
when someone says something you must aknowledge the opposite side ( counter argument) and respond with a rebuttle_ why your side is stronger and show their side is flawed.
implicit or explicit arguments used to get the attention of the audience. Focuses on perceived desires or deficits
the purpose of the author is to inform, explain, describe, or define his or her subject to the reader.
used to convice the reader of the writer's point of view
information from the reading that helps the reader to identify the meaning of an unknown word
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work, The essential techniques used in literature (e.g., characterization, setting, plot, theme).
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
The process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character
The time and place of a story
the sequence of events in a story
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as'), a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as, Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things, [examples are metaphor, simile, and personification.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
a figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to compare two things
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as
the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning, A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
Using images that appeal to the reader's senses, helping the reader to imagine how a subject looks, sounds, smells, tastes, or feels.
The attitude of the author toward the audience and characters (e.g., serious or humorous).
the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage
The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, or experience
A play on words, often achieved through the use of words with similar sounds but different meanings
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
word that when pronounced, like a sound.... buz, zoom, vroom
a reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing in history or another work of literature
Words and phrases that mean something different from the literal meanings of the words
a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people
introduces the characters, setting, and basic situation
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
the series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax.
the decisive moment in a novel or play
The events after the climax which close the story.
the final unraveling or solution of the plot
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