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Lit Devices

week one + two lit device vocab

TermDefinition
Imagery writing that involves one or more of the senses
Sonnet lyric poem consisting of 14 lines
Tone author’s attitude about his/her subject
Mood how the reader feels after reading a piece of literature
Climax dramatic high of story
Protagonist Hero or central character in a piece of literature
Plot sequence of events in a story
Short Story a fully developed theme but shorter than a novel
Satire literary work that blends a critical attitude with humor so that humanity may be improved
Analyze take apart, figure it out, examine
Rising Action events that lead to the climax
Analogy comparison made to show a similarity
Suspense feeling of growing tension and excitement
Dynamic character who undergoes an important change
Infer hint, read between the lines, suggest
Allusion reference to a person, event, place, or phrase
Oxymoron figure of speech that seems to be self-contradictory
Trace copy, outline, follow the path of or map out
Foil character who is meant to represent characteristics which are opposed to those of another character
Iambic Pentameter metrical pattern of poetry which consists of five iambic feet per line
Evaluate judge, score, judge the quality, rank
Foreshadowing little hints about what is going to happen later in a story
Symbol anything that stands for something else
Dialogue a conversation in a piece of literature
Hyperbole an extreme exaggeration
Flashback a shift in a story to an earlier event that interrupts the normal development of the story
Setting time and place a story occurs
Onomatopoeia word’s sound imitates its meaning
Archetype model of person, personality, or behavior
Parody humorous imitation of a previous literary work
Alliteration repetition of the consonant sound
Formulate plan, make it, put it together, put to this, add up, create, develop, build, invent, etc.
Gothic Fiction genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance
Metaphor comparing two unlike things without “like” or “as”
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