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English 4 Final Lit Terms
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Compound metaphorical name
Ex. whale road
A figure of speech that compares one thing to another
branch of drama that treats in a serious and dignified style the sorrowful or terrible events encountered or caused by a heroic individual
a fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine.
Something that is not human being given human characteristics
Strong pause in the middle of the sentence
Two successive rhyming lines in a verse, and has the same meter to form a complete thought
type of dramatic work that is amusing and satirical in its tone, mostly having a cheerful ending
un-rhyming verse written in iambic pentameter
a type of prose and verse narrative that was popular in the aristocratic circles of High Medieval Europe
The repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of a word
Example or model, especially a moralizing or illustrative story
Ex. Pardoner's story
A character's dialogue that is spoken but not heard by the other actors on the stage
The value upon human life in accordance with rank and paid as compensation to the kindred or lord of a slain person.
A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.
a formal type of poetry which expresses personal emotions or feelings, typically spoken in the first person.
a story set within a story, narrative, or movie, told by the main or the supporting character
Ex. The Canterbury Tales
A character speaks to himself or herself, relating thoughts and feelings, thereby also sharing them with the audience
An author's reference to something outside of the story that is presumed to be well known to the reader
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A long, narrative poem that is usually about heroic deeds and events that give insight into the values and culture of the author
an object, person, or situation that represents something else
The writer's way to give background information to the audience about the setting and the characters of the story.
When a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story
The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
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