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ILMS Lit Terms 16-30

Lit Terms 16-30

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figurative language the description of something by comparison; beyond the literal
flashback the interruption of a narrative to tell about an incident from the past
foreshadowing hints or clues that suggest certain events will occur later in a story
genre a distinctive type or category of literature composition; poetry, drama, short stories, novel, essay, article, satire, biography, autobiography, myth, allegory, fable, parody
hero/heroine the principal character, often noted or courageous and daring acts; the protagonist
hyperbole an overstatement or exaggeration used for humor or emphasis
imagery vivid language used to convey sensations
irony a discrepancy; the contrast between two unlike things
metaphor a comparison of two unlike things not using like or as
mood the atmosphere created by the setting and the situation; the feeling of the story
nonfiction true stories
onomatopoeia words that sound like what they mean, like "crash" or "sizzle"
paradox an apparent contradiction that is actually true as "in alone in a crowd"
parody a humorous or satirical imitation of a written work
personification giving human qualities to objects, animals, ideas, or other non-human things
Created by: ILE5