Lit Vocab 2 (G-O)
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Lit Vocab 2 (G-O)
Lit vocab G-O.
A category of literature.
A work told in pictures.
A person of superhuman powers (demigod, immortality...);
A brave leader or a person of great physical or moral strength
Any reference to an actual event in the past.
The use of exaggeration for emphasis or to make a point.
A poetic line that consist of five verse feet.
An expression peculiar to a language.
A picture, either literally or figuratively described.
The images of a literary work.
An ending in which no definitive conclusion is reached.
Authors present their characters indirectly; authors show us the characters in action; we infer what they are like from what they think or say or do.
Written as a reflection or a response to something, or is written as a type of informational piece about a personal experience.
A level of language that is usually less serious in tone and purpose than formal expression.
A fictional presentation of unspoken thoughts are though delivered in monologue.
The conflict arising from within a character's consciousness.
Rhyme within a line.
A contrast between two elements.
Verbal Irony: Saying one thing and meaning another.
Situational Irony: The contrast between what happens and what was expected.
Dramatic Irony: When the audience knows something that the character(s) does not.
Confused or confusing language.
The arrange of two or more ideas side-by-side in comparison/contrast.
A folk story concerning historical or reputedly historical figures with less supernatural and more authenticity than myth.
Limited Omniscient Point of View
A narrator whose knowledge is limited to one character, either major or minor.
The precise, plain meaning of a word/phrase in its simplest, original sense.
A type of poem that expresses subjective thoughts and feelings in a song-like style.
A drama that has stereotypical characters, exaggerated emotions, and a conflict that pits an all-good hero/heroine against an all-evil villain.
The comparison of one thing to another w/o using like or as.
The pattern of stressed/unstressed syllables in a verse.
An extended speech by one person with or without an audience.
Tone; atmosphere; feeling.
A genre of fiction focused on the investigation of a crime.
A story that is not "true" and involves supernatural beings.
The telling of a story.
One who tells the story; determines the story's point of view.
Language and tone.
Objective Point of View
The writer tells what happens without stating more than can be inferred from the story's action and dialogue.
The use of words formed or sounding like what they signify.
Two words that contradict each other.