ELA 30 Vocab 8 Literary Terms
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a story with a simple plot that illustrates a larger meaning
something from a different historical period
the main character who does not have the traditional qualities of a hero
the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
addressing the absent
Old-fashioned, out-of-date language and expressions.
a very typical example of a certain person or thing
Repetition of vowel sounds
an exaggerated portrayal of one's features
the purging of emotion at the end of the play which inspires people to live a better life
A character that changes throughout the story
A character who does not change during the story.
a character who contrasts with another character
informal words or expressions not usually acceptable in formal writing
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity.
deus ex machina
unrealistic resolution to a problem
Unpleasant or unharmonious sound
a dramatized television movie based on real events.
a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead.
a formal speech praising a person who has died
three periods (...) indicating the omission of words in a thought or quotation
wrapping of a line of poetry from one line to the next
A moment of sudden revelation or insight