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English 10 Honors Literary Terms
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A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning.
Uses same beginning letter in words constantly.
An expression to call something to mind without mentioning it.
The "bad guy" in a story or situation.
A "saying" that contains a general truth.
A novel dealing with one person's formative.
Creating characters for a narrative.
The "exciting part" of a story.
Used in normal conversation- not a very formal tone of voice.
An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its meaning.
The literal meaning of a word.
The final part of a play, book, movie, etc, in which the plot is drawn and everything is resolved.
Talking between two or more individuals.
The choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.
An apparation of double of a living person.
A mid/indirect word substituted for one too blunt or harsh for something unpleasant.
Comprehensive description of an idea or theory.
A scene in a book, movie, play, etc set in a time in order to highlight particular qualities of the other.
A warning/indication of a future event.
A group of words established by usage ashaving a meaning.
Visually descriptive words.
Irony (verbal, dramatic)
Expression of one's meaning by using language that signifies the opposite. (sarcasm)
Not using like or as.
The substitution of name of subject it is meant. (suit-business executive)
The feeling of the book, movie, play, etc.
Element that has symbolic significance in a story.
Words that represent sounds. (pop, bang, boom)
2 opposite words together.
Statement that seems absurd but really expresses a possible truth.
Imitation of style of writer, artist, or genre with exaggeration.
Describing something with human characteristics to something unhuman.
Problem or evil plan in a story.
Point of View
Attitude or way of considering a matter.
Written or spoken language in ordinary form with out metallic structure
The "good guy" in a story or situation.
A fictitous name.
Joke with different meanings.
Building up to climax.
Round Character/ Flat Character
Humor to criticize people's mistakes or stupidity.
Where the story takes place.
Using like or as.
A person who speaks.
Static Character/ Dynamic Character
Undergoes little or no change.
Represents something, often to great meaning.
Word used to represent all of the whole or vice versa.
Subject of a talk of book or person's thoughts.
Attitude of story.
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