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Lauer Final Study Guide
only literary terms and vocabulary
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when someone says something but really means another.
when there is a discrepancy b/t what is expected to happen to what really does happen.
a character thinks one thing but the reader knows better.
use humor to critique people or institutions with the intention of improving them.
when the writer reveals the personality of a character.
the distinctive way in which a writer uses language
the attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work
Stream of consciousness
a style of writing that portrays the inner workings of a character's mind.
the insight about human life that is revealed in literary work
the struggle b/t opposing forces in a story.
a moment of sudden revelation or insight experience
the form of discourse that tells about a series of event.
a poem that does not tell a story but expresses the personal feeling or thoughts of a speaker
a way of speaking that is characteristic of certain social group or area.
a short piece of nonfiction prose in which the writer discusses some aspect of a subject.
rhyme that occurs within a line of poetry or within consecutive lines.
poetry that does not conform to regular meter or rhyme scheme.
the repetition of the same final consonant sounds on accented syllables.
a novel dealing with one person's formative years or spiritual education.
the voice that addresses the reader in a poem.
1st person point of view
the narrator (tells what he/she knows)
3rd person point of view- limited
(the narrator tells the story from a character's perspective)
3rd person point of view- omniscient
(the narrator tells the story from any character perspective)
a fixed idea of a character that doesn't allow for any individuality and is often based on religious, social or racial prejudices.
language that evokes a picture or feeling.
writing or speech that tis not intended to carry a real meaning and is usually meant to be make believe and vivid.
a figure of speech that makes a comparison b.t 2 unlike things w/o the use of such specific words or comparison.
a figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison b/t two unlike things, using a word such as like, as, than.
the repetition of words or phrases that have similar grammatical structures.
a list of things, people or events.
a group of consecutive lines that forms a structural unit in a poem.
the central character in a story, the one who initiates or drives the action.
the opponent who struggles against or blocks the hero in a story.
the repetition of the same sounds in words that are close together.
the repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds
a statement that appears self-contradictory but reveals a kind of truth.
a literary movement that originated in late-19th- Century France, in which writers rearranged the world of appearance in order to reveal a more truthful version of reality.
a speaker's or writer's choice of words
a figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts or attitudes.
the use of hints to suggest what will happen later in a plot.
the use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning.
the mood or feeling created in a piece of writing.
a character who acts as a contrast to another character.
A fictitious name, especially one used by an author. Example pen name.
idealistic, but not practical
readily changing form or character
scornfully looking down on others; disdainfully superior
lacking self-confidence; timid; unassertive
humiliation, disappointment, irritation
disgrace, humiliation, shame
defame, speak ill of, attack the reputation of
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