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Literary Terms #2

hyperbole - mood

hyperbole a figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or humorous effect
idiom an expression that has a meaning different from its individual words
imagery descriptive words and phrases that recreate sensory experiences for the reader - it appeals to the five senses -- sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch -- to help the reader imagine exactly what is being described
inference gap the act or process of reaching a conclusion about something from known facts or evidence
irony contrast between what one expects versus what really happens
situational irony an outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected, the difference between what is expected to happen and what actually does happen
verbal irony a figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
dramatic irony understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the story
metaphor a comparison of two things that are basically unlike, but have some qualities in common
mood the feeling or atmosphere that the writer creates for the reader
Created by: LOJHMyers