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Literary Terms D-G

Literary Terms Beginning with the Letters D-G

denouement Literally, the “unknotting”: the final unraveling of the plot following the climax.
diction The choice and arrangement of words in a literary work.
doggerel Crudely written poetry.
elegy A poetic lament.
epic An extended narrative poem, exalted in style and heroic in theme.
epistolary novel A novel written in the form of correspondence.
essay A short written work of nonfiction, usually on one topic.
euphony Harmonious sounds, often used in poetry for effect.
fable A prose or poetic story that illustrates a novel.
fiction Narrative writing drawn from the imagination of the author rather than from history or fact.
foot a group of syllables forming a metrical unit, containing one stressed syllable.
free verse A poem without regular meter or line length.
genre A literary type or class.
Created by: daphnecm