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Literature LCC WGU 5

Literature-Notes Chapter 5

Allusion A figure of speech that makes brief reference to a historical or literary figure, even, or object
Apostrophe A figure of speech in which someone (usually but not always absent) some abstract quality, or a nonexistent personage is directly addressed as though present.
Characterization The creation of imaginary persons so that they seem lifelike.
Conceit Originally the term, cognate and almost synonymous with "concept" or "conception" implied something conceived in the mind
Connotation The emotional implications ans associations that words may carry, as distiguished from their denotation meaning
Dynamic Character A character who develops or changes as a result of the action of the plot
Denotation The basic meaning of a word, independent of its emtional coloration or associations
Hyperole Exaggeration
Flat Character E.M. Forster's term for a character constructed around a single idea or quality, such as the humours characters of the 17th centruy stage
Locale The physical setting of some action. It denotes geographical and scenic qualities rather than the less tangible aspects of setting
Point of View The vantage point from which an author presents a story
1st Person Point of View
2nd Person Point of View
3rd Person Point of View
3rd Person Objective Point of View
3rd Person Limited Point of View
3rd Person Omniscient Point of View
Paradox A statement that although seemingly contradictory or absurd may actually be well founded or true
Metaphor an analogy identifying one object with another and ascribing to the first object one or more of the qualities of the second
Metonymy the substitution of the name of an object closely associated with a word for the word itself.
Static Character A character who changes little if at all
Symbol is something that is itself and also stands for something else
Setting the backgroud against which action takes place
Stock Character Conventional character types
Simile A figure in which a similarity between two objects is directly expresed
Synecdoche a troupe in which a part signifies the whole or the whole signifies the part
Symbolism in its broad sense it is the use of one object to represent or suggest another or in literature the serious and extensive use of symbols
Personification a figure that endows animals, ideas, abstractions, and inanimate ofjects with human form; the representing of imaginary creatures or things as having human personalities, intelligence, and emotions
Regionalism fidelity to a particular geographical area
Theme A central idea
Transferred Epithet An adjective used to limit a noun that is really does not logically modify (ex "foreign policy is domestic policy, and the "foreign minister" and "foreign office" are not at all foreign)
Understatement A common figure of speech in which the literal sense of what is said falls detectably short of (or "under") the magnitude of what is being talked about
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