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English 12 Literary Devices Terms Definitions
English 12 Literary Terms
In order of time
In consecutive time
The measurment of time or the ordering of events
The arrangement of events or dates in order of their occurence
A phrase that is so common that the novelty has worn off
Informal, suitable for everyday speech
Language that is used in an ordinary conversation
Solid, Physical not theoretical or abstract
A material existing in a physical form
Impied or additional meaning for a word or phrase.
These meanings are often subjective
A hint or implication of a word
A concustion reached by logic or reasoning, or by examining all the available information
The explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression
Is not physical, and is not concrete
Abstract is ideas and emotions
A story, or visual image with a second distinct meaning. (Double Meaning)
Comparing one thing to another thing
Comparing a similarity among two things
Brief story of an interesting incident
Goes straight to the point
Actions that take place before the story lines open
A contrast or opposition of ideas
Ex. Hot Cold, Short Tall, Many are called but few are chosen
Lack of interest
A speech addressed to a dead or absent person or an abstract object
Belonging to an earlier time. Words or expressions that have passed out of use are archaic
Narrative Poem that tells a story
Often about Love, Honor and Courage.
Ballads were once songs and often have strong rhythm and plain rhyme schemes
Is written in
Unrhymed iambic pentameter
Harsh sound or discordance
Dissonance can be emotional or intellectual.
A long poem that is often about a heroic character.
A final address to the audience, often delivered by a characer in the drama
A literary genre.
As a rule, fantasy contains events, characters, or settings that would not be possible or found in real life.
A techniques whereby an event or incident is indicated beforehand when the author includes hints or clues about the main events of a story.
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration for effect. Like a metaphor, it is not intended to deceive.
Language that evokes sensory impressions