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Literary terms Final
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a narrative work of fiction or drama in which the elements characeters setting all work together to teach a moral lesson
a person or a force that opposes the protagonist, or central character in a story or drama
the methods a writer uses to reveal the personality of a character
the suggested or implied meanings associated with a word beyond its dictionary definition
the literal or dictionary meaning of a word
a variation of a language spoken by a particular group, often within or at late ends of words
conversation between characeters in a literary work
the use of clues by the author to prepare readers for events that will happen later in a story
a figure of speech that exxagerates
A particular tone created when the speaker intends a meaning that is the opposite to the words they say
a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things without the use of such specific words of comparison as like, as, than or resembles.
an atmosphere created by a writer's diciton and the details selected.
a recurring image, word, phrase, action, idea, object, or situation used throughout a work (or in several works by one author), unifying the work by tying the current situation to previous ones, or new ideas to the theme
A work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/ or ridicule.
a figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.
literature that exposes to ridicule the vices or follies of people or societies through devices such as exaggeration, understatement, & irony
A direct comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as."
a person, place, thing, or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself
The author's message
The attitude a writer takes toward an audience, a subject, or a character.
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