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Literary terms11

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Repetition The repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device.
Parallelism Similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses.
Contrast Point out and emphasize the differences.
Humor The quality that makes something laughable or amusing.
Emphasis Making a section or idea stand out.
Allusion A reference to another literary work.
Parody A literary work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or work for comic effect or ridicule.
Persuasion The act of persuading.
Argument A reason or reasons offered in proof, to induce believe, or convince the mind.
Hyperbole A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis.
Euphemism A lighter way of presenting a dark topic.
Irony The use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning.
Comic Relief A humorous or farcical interlude in a serious literary work.
Simile The comparison of two things using "like" or "as".
Metaphor The comparison of two things NOT using "like" or "as".
Verbal Irony The use of language to express the opposite of its meaning.
Satire A literary work in which human vice or folly is attacked through irony or wit.
Allegory A form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons are equated with the meanings that lie outside the narrative itself.
Fable A short story (often with animal characters).
Epic An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language.
Metonymy Substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself. "We have always remained loyal to the crown."
Apostrophe Rhetorical term for breaking off discourse to address some absent person or thing.
Paradox A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true.
Couplet A verse consisting of two successive lines, usually rhyming and having the same meter and often forming a complete thought.
Climax A moment of great intensity
Point of View 1st person, 3rd person, 3rd person omniscient, third person limited, objective.
Stanza A section of poetry.
Foreshadowing The act of providing vague advance indications.
Symbol An object or idea that stands for something else.
Onomatopoeia Using words that imitate the sound they denote. "The cow mooed".
Soliloquy A speech you make to yourself.
Aside A speech that no one else can hear.
Anachronism The representation of someone as existing or something happening in other than chronological, proper order.
Blank Verse Unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter).
Free Verse Unrhymed verse withought a consistent metrical pattern.
Sonnet A 14-line verse form usually having one of several conventional rhyme schemes.
Quatrain A stanza or poem of four lines.
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