Literary Terms (41-60)

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Literary Terms (41-60)
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  1. A contrast or discrepancy between appearance and reality, or between what is expected and what actually happens. What are the three types?
    • Irony.
    • 1) Dramatic irony- audience knows something the characters don't.
    • 2) Verbal irony- when you say onething and it can be taken two ways.
    • 3) Situation irony- when the expected outcome does not happen but the opposite does.
  2. The placement of two or more distinct elements side by side in order to contrast or comare them.
    Juxtaposition
  3. A traditional story handed down from past generations and believed to be based on real people and events.
    Legend
  4. The use of specific details to recreate the language, customs, geography, and habits of a particular area.
    Local Color
  5. A type of nonfiction narrative that represents an author's personal experience of an event or a period in the writer's life.
    Memoir
  6. Comparing two seemingly different things without using like or as.
    Metaphor
  7. A long speech or written expression of thoughts by a character in a literary work.
    Monologue
  8. A signifigant word, phrase, image, description, idea, or other element that is repeated throughout a lterary work.
    Motif
  9. The emotional quality of a literary work.
    Mood
  10. A traditional sory that deals with goddesses, gods, heros, and supernatural forces. Natural phenomena.
    Myth
  11. The use of a word or phrase that imitates or suggests the sound of what it describes.
    Onematopoeia
  12. Putting together in a phrase two opposite ideas.
    Oxymoron
  13. Repeating grammatical structure.
    Parallelism
  14. Giving human qualities to imanimate objects or animals.
    Personification
  15. The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language of another author and the representation of them as one's original work.
    Plagiarism
  16. The sequence of events in a literary work.
    Plot
  17. First person, third person limited, third person omnicient.
    Point Of View
  18. The central character in a literary work, around whom the main conflict involves.
    Protagonist
  19. A play on words.
    Pun
  20. The theory or practice of emphasizing the regional characteristics of locale or setting, as by stressing local speech.
    Regionalism

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