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Literature Terms

For English 9 Class

Terms

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Flat character
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Motif
A pattern
Protagonist
the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text
Foil
Prevent from succeeding, prevent plans
Epic
A long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition
Figurative Language
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Doppelganger
An aparation pr double of a living person
Metonymy
the substitution of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant, for example suit for executive or the track for the horse racing
Connotation
An idea or a feeling that a word invokes a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning
Syntax
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well formed sentences in a language
Genre
A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature. characterized by similarities in form, style or subject matter
Simile
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing to another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid
Theme
The subject of a talk, a piece of writing persons thoughts, or an exhibition
3rd person omniscient /.o.v.
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Ally/Allies
A person or organization that cooperates with or helps another in a particular activity
Subplot
A subordinate plot in a play
Setting
A story, play, movie, or scene as happening at a specific time or in a specified place
onomatopoeia
the formation of a word from a sound associated with associated with what it is named....cuckoo
Direct Characterization
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Aside
To reserve for future use,Used to indicate that one is dismissing something from consideration or that one is shifting from one topic or tone to discussion of another
Situational irony
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Metaphor
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable...I had fallen through the trapdoor of depression
Parallel Characters
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Allusion
An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly: an indirect or passing reference
Dynamic character
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Denotation
Literary or primary meaning of a word in contrast to a feeling or ideas that the word suggests
Willing suspension of disbelief
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Apostrophe
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Verbal irony
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Indirect Characterization
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1st person p.o.v.
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Antagonist
A person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something
Catalyst
A figurative person or thing that precipitates an event
Foreshadowing
Be a warning or indication of a future event
Hyperbole
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken liteally
Imagery
Visually descriptive or figurative language esp. in a literary work
Anti-hero
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Paradox
A statment or proposition that, despite soundfrom aceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems sensless, logically unacceptable, or self contradictory
Pun
A joke exploiting the different meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings...the pigs were a squeal
Round character
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Mood
A temporary state of mind or feeling
Litotes
Ironical understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary
Kenning
Past and past time Old English or Scottish
Dramatic Irony
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Static Character
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Inference
A conclusion reached on the basis of reasoning and evidence
Personification
The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristic to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form
Oxymoron
A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory appear in conjunction... faith unfaithful kept him falsely true
Symbolism
The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities
Allegory
A poem or story interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning
3rd person limited p.o.v.
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Alliteration
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning or adjacent or closely connected words
In Medias Res
Into the middle of a narrative:without preamble

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