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Literary terms Other - Decubellis

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Anecdote
a brief account of an interesting or funny occurrence
Antecedent
a word that is replaced by a pronoun. Ex: The dog lost her collar. "Her" is the pronoun that replaces the antecedent "dog"
Content
the meaning or significance of a literary or artistic work
Dramatic irony
when the audience or reader knows something the character does not
Dynamic
characterized by continuous change, activity or progress
Fiction
an invented story, poem or play
Literature
novels, stories, poems, and plays of high standards that entertain, inform, stimulate, etc.
Objective
uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices. Opposite of subjective
Parody
humorous, light-hearted mimicry of a subject. A spoof like on SNL
Pun
a play on words that uses a double meaning for humorous effect
Satire
humorous ridiculing of a subject which is used to draw attention to a serious social problem
Short story
a brief work of narrative prose typically intended to be read in one sitting
Situational irony
when the opposite of what is expected to happen, happens
Subjective
opposite of objective. Particular to a given person's opinion, can be influenced by personal feelings.
Genre
a category of literature. Ex. Poetry, myths, drama, short stories, novels
Verbal irony
when a person means the opposite of what he says