Literary Terms

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Literary Terms
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Literary Terms for Ms. Howard's class
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  1. ALLITERATION
    repetition of initial consonant sounds
  2. ALLUSION
    reference to historical figure, literary figure, event, or object
  3. ANAPHORA
    the deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses or paragraphs
  4. ANALOGY
    comparison of two things, alike in some respects
  5. ANALYSIS
    to separate into parts for inspection and evaluation
  6. $$ANECDOTE
    a short narrative detailing the particulars of an event
  7. $ ANTAGONIST
    the force against the protagonist; a person, nature, or the person’s psyche
  8. $ ANTI HERO
    a protagonist who is graceless, inept, stupid, or dishonest
  9. ASSERTION
    a positive statement or declaration; a claim
  10. ASYNDETON
    the omission of a conjunction from a list (‘chips, beans, peas, vinegar, salt, pepper’)
  11. $ ATMOSPHERE
    prevailing mood of a work; particularly when established in part by setting or landscape (mood)
  12. $ ATTITUDE
    • author’s or speaker’s feeling toward the subject; attend
    • to distance when discussing attitude (tone)
  13. $$ AUDIENCE
    the intended receiver for a speaker’s or writer’s message
  14. $ CHARACTER/CHARACTARIZATION
    • person described as a individual with reference to characterization; making an imaginary person seem life-like
    • --static character: a character changes little if at all
    • --dynamic character: a character develops and changes throughout the plot
  15. $CHRONOLOGICAL
    in the order of time; simplest way to structure a narrative
  16. COLLOQUIAL
    informal conversation; differs from formal language in grammar, vocabulary, syntax, imagery, or connotation
  17. $
    CONFLICT

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