AP English Lit Term Quiz #7
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is a story with two meanings, a literal meaning and a symbolic meaning. It is a story where every aspect of the story is representative, usually symbolic, of something else, usually a larger abstract concept or important historical/geopolitical event.
is derived from Greek meaning "misplaced in time."
a picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things
is a new word, usually one invented on the spot
a literary work that imitates the style of another literary work
a piece of literature designed to ridicule the subject of the work
stream of consciousness
- is a literary technique that seeks to portray an individual's point of view by giving the written equivalent of the character's thought processes, either in a loose interior monologue, or in connection to his or her sensory reactions to external occurrences
a Greek word translated as "a cleansing," that is the emotional release of the audience by experiencing vicariously the suffering of the characters.
the omission of certain letters to maintain rhythm, create colloquialisms or dialogue, or simply for effect. Often used to maintain metrical patterns.
The traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people, transmitted orally.
a genre of fiction characterized by mystery and supernatural horror, often set in a dark castle or other medieval setting.
a woman noted for courage and daring action or simply the female protagonist in a work.
used in Greek tragedies, refers to excessive pride that usually leads to a hero's downfall.
Language that avoids meaning of the words. When we speak, sometimes we conceal intentions or side step the true subject of a conversation. For example, if two characters are discussing a storm on the surface it may seem like a simple discussion of the weather, however, the reader should interpret the underlying meaning-that the relationship is in turmoil, chaos, is unpredictable. As demonstrated the story contains an underlying meaning or parallel meanings.
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