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Analyzing Lit Part 2

Study cards for Analyzing lit clep

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Dramatic irony Where the audience or reader is aware of something important, of which the characters in the story are not aware.
Exposition Where an author interrupts a story in order to explain something, usually to provide important background information.
Figurative language Any use of language where the intended meaning differs from the actual literal meaning of the words themselves.
Foil A character who is meant to represent characteristics, values, ideas, etc. which are directly and diametrically opposed to those of another character, usually the protagonist.
Foreshadowing Where future events in a story, or perhaps the outcome, are suggested by the author before they happen.
Hyperbole A description which exaggerates, usually employing extremes and/or superlatives to convey a positive or negative attribute.
Iambic pentameter A poetic meter wherein each line contains ten syllables, as five repetitions of a two-syllable pattern in which the pronunciation emphasis is on the second syllable.
Imagery Language which describes something in detail, using words to substitute for and create sensory stimulation
Irony Where an event occurs which is unexpected, in the sense that it is somehow in absurd or mocking opposition to what would be expected or appropriate.
Created by: ahermitt