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ENGLISH FINAL LITERARY TERMS

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Christ figure
a character whose life bears resemblance to Jesus Christ AND who sacrifices himself for the good of the group (ex Simon)
Satire
Criticizes human behavior, human institutions, or social issues by using means such as: human, wit, sarcasm, ridicule and exaggeration. Purpose is to provoke change.
Dramatic Irony
When a character makes a mistake or misunderstands something and the reader sees it but the character does not.
Theme
central message of a literary work
Symbols
used to represent something else, emblem, metaphor (ex sleep, weather, up and down, widows etc.)
Irony of a situation
an outcome that Turns out to be very different than expected, unintentional outcome (ex jacks fire)
Dialect
language used by the people who are set apart from others either geographically or socially; dialect can present itself in the words people use or in the pronunciation of words.