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Lit.Terms for MidTerm Exam

Mr. Kobold's need-to-know literary terms
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archetype
an abstract or ideal conception of a type; a perfectly typical example; an original model or form
symbolism
the use of one subject to evoke ideas and associations not literally part of the original object
universal theme
timeless truth about humanity
setting
time and place
dramatic irony
a circumstance in which the audience or reader knows more about a situation than a character
sensory imagery
an image based on one or more types of sensation
similes
a figurative comparison using the words "like" or "as"
metaphors
a figure of speech that compares unlike objects
personification
a figure of speech in which objcts and animals are given human characteristics
alliteration
the repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group of words or lines in a poem
irony
a mode of expression in ehich the intended meaning is the opposite of what is stated, often implying ridicule or light sarcasm; s state of affairs or events that is the reverse of what might have been expected
invection
a direct verbal assault; a denunciation
allusion
a reference to a person, place, or event meant to create an effect or enhance the meaning of an idea