Final Exam Literary Terms Review
Terms in this set (18)
Point of View
In literature, point of view is the mode of narration that an author employs to let the readers "hear" and "see" what takes place in a story, poem,
a figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things.
an unreal exaggeration to emphasize the real situation.
a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated, but which share some common characteristics.
a figure of speech in which words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words. It may also be a situation that ends up in quite a different way than what is generally anticipated. In simple words, it is a difference between appearance and reality.
an environment or surrounding in which an event or story takes place. It may provide particular information about placement and timing, such as New York, America, in the year 1820.
a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story.
a structural part of a plot, and is at times referred to as a "crisis." It is a decisive moment or a turning point in a storyline at which the rising action turns around into a falling action.
an idea that a writer repeats in his literary work, making it the most significant idea in the work.
of "style" or "voice" in writing, possibly referring to any or all of the stylistic qualities the writing, such as formality, dialect, and atmosphere.
tells the story of an event in the form of a poem.
It may or may not rhyme.
It could be short or long.
It has a beginning, middle, and end.
There is a strong sense of narration, characters, and plot.
a poem in the form of a speech or narrative by an imagined person, in which the speaker inadvertently reveals aspects of their character while describing a particular situation or series of events
a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions.
abstract ideas and principles are described in terms of characters, figures, and events.
two or more ideas, places, characters, and their actions are placed side by side in a narrative or a poem, for the purpose of developing comparisons and contrasts.
the point that the author wants you to remember most.
include sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Writers employ the five senses to engage a reader's interest.
To express thoughts or feelings, to inform, or explain, to persuade or entertain