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Literary Terms

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allegory
narrative thats an extended metaphor
allusion
reference
anapestic
meter pattern
aubade
poem about dawn
blank verse
poem that doesn't rhyme
climax
height of story
connotation
associations with a word
dactylic
meter pattern
David Copperfield
Dicken's character
denotation
real meaning of word
diction
how a word is said
dramatic irony
ironic, we know something character doesn't
edenic imagery
garden of eden imagery
Emerson
transcendentalist author
engfish
rambling language
enjambment
change in tempo, word rap
epiphany
character realizes something
faustian pact
sell soul to devil
figure of speech
not literal
modernism
WW1+ 2 literary movement, dislocation and isolation
speaker
telling a poem
structure
way a story is built
stream of consciousness
follow river of mind, like Holden
first person narrator
uses I, we
folio
pamphlet, what shakespeare wrote on
frame story
told from someone else
genre
type of literature
globe theater
where shakespeare's plays were performed
syntax
word order
groundlings
people on ground at globe theater
hyperbole
exaggerated comparison
Phaeton
sun of son god who breaks chariot
iambic
shape of unit (meter)
iambic pentameter
meter shakespeare used
image
picture
metaphor
indirect comparison
meter
how things sound, etc
motif
something reoccurring in a story
oxymoron
two things opposite, together
paradox
sentence thats an oxymoron
personification
giving human like characteristics to something not human
prologue
before a story, gives background
pun
funny, double meaning
rhyme
in poems
Rosaline
who romeo is initially in love with
setting
time and place
simile
direct comparison
situational irony
ironic situation
soliloquy
monologue revealing thoughts and feelings
narrator
someone who tells a story
stanislavski bit
meter
symbol
something that represents something else
theme
authors message
third person limited
uses he, only knows his thoughts
third person omniscient
uses he, knows everyones thoughts
tone
mood, vibe
trochaic
meter
unreliable narrator
not trustworthy narrator
voice
writing style
meter
mono- 1, di- 2, tri- 3, etc