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Literary Terms 2


Characterization The way an author reveals his characters. Can be done directly or indirectly.
Cliché A word or phrase that is so overused, like "busy as a bee" or "I slept like a log."
Climax High point in a story, point of most intense interest, and point of no return.
Conflict The problem or complication in a story, usually between a person and something else…either another person, a force of nature, fate, or the person himself.
Connotation All the emotions or feelings a word arouses, such as negative feelings about the word 'pig.'
Denotation The literal, dictionary definition of a word.
Dialogue Conversation carried on by the characters in a work of literature.
Dramatic Point Of View A play, in which all events are told as dialogue.
End Rhyme Rhyming words that appear at the ends of two or more lines of poetry.
Epic Poetry A long narrative poem about the adventures of an almost superhuman character.
Created by: ryanflood34