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Lit. Terms Final

Sophomore Lit. Terms on Final Exam

Allusion Indirect reference to a well known character, event, place, concept, or literary works
Apostraphe FIGURE OF SPEECH in which a speaker addresses an inanimate object, idea, or an absent person
Connotation suggested or implied meaning associated with a word
Flashback description of a memory that disrupts chronology of a story
Foreshadowing clues or hints about later events in a story
Hyperbole an exaggeration
Imagery descriptive language that appeals to senses
Irony contrast/discrepancy betweenaxpectation and reality
Situation Irony actual outcome of an event is opposite to what was expected
Dramatic Irony Audience knows information that characters do noto know
Metaphor comparison without using the words "like" or "as"
Onomatopoeia Use of words or phrases to describe a sound
Oxymoron figure of speech in which opposites are combined
Personification Giving human characteristics to non-human things
Point of View perspective from which the story is told
1st Person narrator is a character in the story
3rd Person Someone putside the story is describing 1 or a few characters perspective
3rd Person Omnicient "all knowing" Perspective
Simile Comparison using "like" or "as"
Suspense Curiosity/uncertainty about what's going to happen
Theme central message
Tone authors attitude
Created by: helenna_ig



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