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Literary Termsz

Literary Terms eng.

setting time and place the literary work takes place
genre type of writing
irony reader or character expects something and something else occurs
dramatic irony reader knows something character doesn't
theme main idea or message within a literary work
man vs. himself internal conflict within the character
man vs. nature external conflict between character and nature
man vs. society conflict based on issues or surroundings
man vs. machine conflict based on computers, machines or any electronic devices
man vs. man external conflict between characters
conflict struggle between two opposing forces
inference create a conclusion based on facts or evidence
foreshadow hints or clues as to what may happen
antagonist opposes the main character
protagonist main character
plot what happens in a story
tone author's attitude toward the subject
mood atomosphere or feeling conveyed in a work
symbol a person, place, or thing used to represent an idea or emotion
verbal irony when author says something but means another
allusion direct reference to an element of literature, history, religion
paradox statement or event that serves as a contradiction but reveals a truth
hyperbole an over exaggerated statement or phrase
idiom a statement that is opposite of its literary meaning
pun play on words
onomatopoeia sound words, buzz
imagery words that appeal to the five senses
alliteration repetition of work sounds that begin with the same letter in the same line
cliffhanger when the reader is left in suspense and no conclusion is given
chronological order an order based on time events
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