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Literary Terms

Literary Terms English 7 regular (Finals)

Foreshadowing suggesting or predicting plot outcome.
Simile Direct comparison using "like" or "as".
metaphor implied comparison; sense of one word applied to another.
personification an object, an idea, or a quality, is represented as a person.
Irony the difference between expectation and reality .
Figurative a poetic or symbolic representation (connotation).
Literal Meaning something is described exactly as it is (denotation).
Paradox A statement that seems true, but false; or seems false, but is true.
Pun a play on words.
Iambic Pentameter a line of ten syllables.
Monologue an extended speech by one character.
Soliloquy Single person remains alone on stage and expresses thoughts in monologue.
Prose Spoken or written language without rhyming patterns.
Analogy A similarity between like features of two things.
Hyperbole extreme exaggeration for the purpose of emphasis.
Coming-of-age a theme in literature that shows a character maturing into adulthood.
Onomatopoeia a word is spelled like the sound it represents
Haiku a type of poem with 17 syllables (5-7-5)
Created by: sydney1012



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