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Illuminating Lilt 20

Literary Devices

TermDefinition
Foreshadowing a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story
Irony a figure of speech in which words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words
Dramatic Irony form of irony that is expressed through a work's structure: The reader knows more than the character making the character's words ironic
Verbal Irony The speaker says something meaning the opposite of his or her words (sarcasm)
Situational Irony a form of irony - when the opposite of what you would expect happens
Comedy a literary genre and a type of dramatic work that is amusing and satirical in its tone, mostly having cheerful ending.
Tragedy literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances.
Created by: PetersFam