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Analyzing Lit Part 3

Study cards for analyzing lit clep

QuestionAnswer
Metaphor A direct relationship where one thing or idea substitutes for another.
Mood The atmosphere or emotional condition created by the piece, within the setting.
Motif A recurring important idea or image.
Onomatopoeia Where sounds are spelled out as words; or, when words describing sounds actually sound like the sounds they describe
Oxymoron A contradiction in terms.
Paradox Where a situation is created which cannot possibly exist, because different elements of it cancel each other out.
Parallelism Use of similar or identical language, structures, events or ideas in different parts of a text.
Personification Where inanimate objects or abstract concepts are seemingly endowed with human self-awareness; where human thoughts, actions, or Where an abstract concept, such as a particular human behavior or a force of nature, is represented as a person.
Plot Sequence of events in a story
Point-of-view The identity of the narrative voice; the person or entity through whom the reader experiences the story
Protagonist The main character in a story, the one with whom the reader is meant to identify.
Created by: ahermitt