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2011-01-31 08:55:40

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  1. fantasy
    a story which concerns an unreal world or which contains unreal characters; it may be merely whimsical, or it may present a serious point
  2. figurative language
    language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, metaphor, imagery
  3. flashback
    the insertion of an earlier event into the normal chronological order of a narrative
  4. flat character
    a character who embodies a sing quality and who does not develop in the course of the story
  5. foreshadowing
    the presentation of material in such a way that the reader is prepared for what is to come later in the work
  6. frame device
    a story within a story, such as Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, in which the primary stories are told within the framework of the pilgrimage to canterbury
  7. genre
    a major category or type of literature
  8. homily
    a sermon, or a moralistic lecture
  9. hubris
    excessive pride or arrogance that results in the downfall of the protagonist
  10. hyperbole
    intensional exaggeration to create an effect
  11. hypothetical question
    a question that raises a hypothesis or conjecture
  12. idiom
    an expression in a give language that cannot be understood from the meaning of its individual elements; or, a regional speech or dialect
  13. imagery
    the use of figures of speech to create vivid images
  14. inductive reasoning
    deriving general principles from particular facts or instances
  15. inference
    a conclusion one draws (infers) based on premises or evidence
  16. invective
    an intensely vehement, highly emotional verbal attack
  17. irony
    the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; or, incongruity between what is expected and what actually occurs
  18. jargon
    the specialized language or vocabulary of a particular group or profession
  19. juxtaposition
    placing two elements side by side to present a comparison or contrast
  20. legend
    a narrative handed down from the past which contains historical elements and usually supernatural elements
  21. limerick
    light verse consisting of five lines or regular rhythm and in whcih the first, second, and fifth linge rhyme, and the second and third rhyme.
  22. limited narrator
    a narrator who presents the story as it is seen and understood by a single character and restricts information to what is seen, heard, thought, or felt by that one character
  23. literary license
    deviating from normal rules or methods in order to achieve a certain effect