24 terms

9th Spring Final Literary Terms Review

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Stanza
a piece of poetry usually divided by spaces
Rhyme
the repetition of a similar sound, usually at the end of lines of verse
Tone
the authors' feelings regarding the subject matter
Mood
the readers' feelings regarding the subject matter
Symbolism
an object or action that represents something other than itself
Rhyme Scheme
rhymed words at the ends of lines.
Setting
the time and place of a story or play.
Foreshadowing
the use of clues to hint at what is going to happen later in the plot.
Conflict
a struggle or clash between opposing characters, forces, or emotions.
Internal Conflict
is the struggle occurring within a character's mind.
External Conflict
a struggle between the protagonist and another character against nature or some outside force
Simile
the comparison of two unlike things using like or as.
Repetition
the simple repeating of a word, within a sentence or a poetical line, with no particular placement of the words, in order to emphasize.
Personification
is giving human qualities to animals or objects.
Onomatopoeia
a word that imitates the sound it represents.
Rhyme
corresponding sounds at the ends of the lines
Metaphor
the comparison of two UNLIKE things without using like or as.
Alliteration
the repeating of the same letter (or sound) at the beginning of words following each other immediately or at short intervals.
Irony
the difference between what is expected and what actually happens.
Synonym
a word that is similar in meaning to another word
Antonym
a word that is opposite in meaning to another word
Denotation
a specific dictionary definition
Connotation
a word's tone - the emotions or associations it arouses in people
Analogy
a comparison