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Literary Devices

Unknown literary devices USE TO STUDY FOR QUIZ!!!!!!!

TermDefinition
Ananchorism Something occuring outside of its proper time period.
Satire The art of riddiculing an aspect of human nature or life in general.
Flashback When the author interrupts the story to show the events that happened in the past.
Denotation The dictionary definition of a word.
Connotation The implied meaning of a word.
Allegory A story in which an idea is personified in order to explain it. ie animal farm
Parable A story with a moral or a lesson.
Verisimilitde Resembling the truth, or seeming to be real.
Allusion A reference to history or litterature.
Incongruity 2 ideas that don't logically belong together.
Foreshadowing Hints of what is to come in the future.
Inference The reader draws conclusions on his?her own about what what the author implies and does not directly state.
Situational Irony When a situation turns out differently than expected.
Verbal Irony When a character says something but means another.
Dramatic Irony When the reader knows something a character doesn't.
Understatement An event that is made to seem less importantfor emphasis.Opposite of a hyperbole.
Symbolism When a concrete object represents an abstract idea.
Stereotype Fixed Ideas about characters, situations or groups.
Style The way the author uses language.
Imagery Descriptive details that create a picture in the readers mind.
Simile A comparison using like or as.
Metaphore A comparison saying one thing is another.
Personification Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
Alliteration Repetition of the first letter in a word.
Assonance Repetition of vowel sounds in words.
Consonance Repetition of consonant sounds in words.
Epiphany A great Understanding.
Created by: n0306268