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Terms for Literary discussion and Analysis: Unit 1
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An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it
The multiple meanings, (either intentional or unintentional) of a word or phrase
A comparison between two different things
When words or phrases are repeated at the beginning of lines for stylistic effect.
The feeling that a word invokes in addition to its actual meaning
The choice and use of words in writing
A metaphor developed at great length
Writing that is not meant to carry literal meaning.
The sensory details used to describe emotion or ideas.
The difference between what appears to be and what is actually true.
The arrangement of two or more ideas, characters, actions, etc.. for the purpose of contrast development
A figure of speech in which a word is applied to an object to which is not literally applicable
One of the key ideas which supports the main theme of a literary work
The prevailing atmosphere of the work
When the author presents something that is not human with qualities that are human
The duplication of any element of language
The use of irony to mock or convey contempt
A type of metaphor that relies on words such as 'like' and or 'as' to make the comparison
Stream of consciousness
A literary style when at the writer expresses a character's thoughts and feelings as a chaotic stream
An evaluation of the sum of choices an author makes in blending literary devices.
Anything that represents itself and stands for something else
This describes the author's attitude toward the material
The way an author chooses to join words into phrases, clauses, and sentences.
The ironic minimizing of fact. This presents something as less significant than it is.
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