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English II: Final Literary Terms
Terms in this set (28)
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
Repetition of consonant sounds
ex: peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
a comparison between two things
a word that replaces another word which was used earlier in a sentence (avoid repetition)
a word or phrase placed next to another word in order to define or identify it
ex: "my cat Oscar"
A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in literature and myth
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests
The dictionary definition of a word
facts/info that support the main idea
Native form of language
(similar to vernacular)
Author directly describes character
ex: "The student was very smart and got good grades"
a sudden realization or understanding
An indirect, less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant
ex: using "passed away" instead of "died"
First person narrator
Narrator tells story in "I" perspective
interruptions that writers do to insert past events
clues/hints for future events
excessive pride or self-confidence
ex: When Creon defies the gods in Antigone
exaggeration in speech for effects
reveal details of character from interactions and dialogue
A contrast between expectation and reality
3 types - Dramatic, situational and verbal
A comparison without using "like" or "as"
ex: A Ferrari is a jet on wheels
An all-knowing, third-person narrator that can tell readers what any characters thinks and feels
in text, an object/animal is given human characteristics
Point of View
the perspective from which a story is told
ex: >first person - "I"
>third person - "he, she"
A comparison using "like" or "as"
ex: "those beans tasted like trash"
speaking thoughts out loud (usually on stage)
third person narrator
narrator that talks in "he, she" perspective
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