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10th Literary Terms

all 10th grade literary term to study my way

Analogy A similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based Heat is to hot as honesty is to _______________.
Anecdote A short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature. a brief story about something amusing or strange.
Antithesis Opposition; contrast Too black for heaven, and yet too white for hell
Bandwagon appeal A bandwagon appeal is one that plays on target customers' loyalty in another direction. If you don't ____________ then The Terrorists win.
Bibliography A complete or selective list of works compiled upon some common principle, as authorship, subject, place of publication, or printer. a list of an authors works
Biography A written account of another person's life the biography of Byron by Marchand.
Carpe Diem Used as an admonition to seize the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future.
Connotation An idea that is implied or suggested
Crisis An unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
Diction The manner in which something is expressed in words
Empathy Understanding and entering into another''s feelings
Epilogue A short passage added at the end of a literary work
Fiction A literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
Figurative Lanugage Speech or writing that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve a special effect or meaning, speech or writing employing figures of speech.
Flashback A transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
Gothic A heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
Imagery the ability to form mental images of things or events
Mood a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.
Name-­‐calling Propaganda the use of abusive names to belittle or humiliate another person in a political campaign, an argument, etc.
Narrative consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story
Nemesis something causes misery or death
Non-Fiction something that is true
Paradox a self-contradiction
Pathos a quality that arouses emotions
Personification giving something non-human human qualities
Point of view the spatial property of the position from which something is observed
Prologue an introduction to a play
Pun a humorous play on words
Satire witty language used to convey insults or scorn
Setting arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
Simile comparing two things with like, as, or than
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
Stage Directions an instruction written as part of the script of a play
Stream of consciousness the continuous flow of ideas and feelings that constitute an individual''s conscious experience
Symbolism the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
Thesis an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument
Tone a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color
tragic hero the main character (or "protagonist") in a tragedy.
utopia an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
Villian a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
Created by: kuramaluver42



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