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Number your paper from 1-12 and write the appropriate literary term for each of the definitions below. When everyone is finished, we will check the work together as a class.
representation of abstract ideas as actions and characters
a symbol for the word “and”
author's attitude toward the subject matter
emotional purging
something out of place and time
provide explanatory notes
opposes the main character
implied comparison
published collection of works or parts of works by an author or several authors
brief fictional work teaching a lesson
original model on which copies are made
the repetition of initial sounds
personal account of one's life
beautiful letters
list of sources
comic or mocking imitation of something serious
way of representing life that emphasizes ordinary people
judgment based on only one aspect of a person's character
a word formed from the initial letters of other words
people in the story
one-sided (emotions)
rhyming of words at the ends of lines of poetry
always changing (actions)
learn about characters actions, dialogue, etc.
calling upon a divine power for aid
overused expression or idea
person talking in a poem
main idea of a piece of literature
words with virtually the same meaning
Man vs.Self
sensory details
Man vs. Nature
dictionary of synonyms
lines follow each other without formal grouping
something concrete represents something else
Man vs. Supernatural
extreme exaggeration
Man vs. Man
repetition of final consonant sounds
numbering of pages
final solution of a play or story
traditional pattern that applies to a whole poem
repetition of vowel sounds
major subdivision of a language
intended to mock a particular literary work or its style
speech in which character does not address others
repeating a word or phase to stress its importance
a comparison of two or more objects, suggesting that if they are alike in certain respects, they will probably be alike in other ways as well
the analysis of the rhythm of any given verse
all knowing; the narrator knows everything about the characters
all communication in language
conversation of characters
form of literature known as plays
brief introduction to a work stating an author’s intention (foreword)
meaning reader believes the word means
narrative in the oral tradition
used to indicate leaving out a word or passage
reasonable conclusion
duplicating another writer's work without giving proper credit
short saying, usually satirical or ironic
an extended speech by one person
using a less direct, offensive word or phrase
a comparison using like or as
inscription on a tomb
descriptive name given to a person
poetry tells a story
the problem or struggle in a story
spoken or written praise, often of somebody dead
interruption to show episode from the past
metaphor developed at great length
highly humorous and improbable plot
using figures of speech to heighten meaning
written or verbal sketch of a brief scene or incident
takes place in an unreal world
main character
word order
Man vs. Society
a role or character
outside narrator tells the story
customs, legends, songs, and stories of a people or nation
form or type of literature
story of one's life written by someone else
dictionary definition
sound alike, spelled differently
contrast or challenge to another character
“that is”
writing from a writer's imagination
major turning point
terms used to describe features of a poem
spelled alike, sound alike, but have different meanings
recurring things a piece of literature
reference to something well-known
hint to the reader of what is to come
literary writing not marked by rhyme or meter
a lyric poem on death or some other sombre subject
words sounding like the thing being discussed
opposite of what you say
exact opposite of what you expect to happen, happens
“seize the day”
emotions the reader feels
type of pun that results when two words become jumbled in the speaker’s mind
indicate pronunciation
never-changing (actions)
narrator is a character is in the story
native language of any particular place
one thing is substituted for another thing with which it is actually associated
phrase of line repeated at regular intervals
something that precedes and serves to introduce the main body of a work
long work of narrative prose
opposite meanings
manner of expression characteristic of the author
traditional story connected with religion of a people
balancing of two contrasting things
method of acquainting readers with characters
writing about real people, places, things, and events
prose fiction shorter than a novel
group of three related works
“and others”
lyric poem usually composed in complex stanza form and intended to praise
contradictory terms placed together
rhyme that happens inside a line of poetry
word or phrase reading the same forwards and backwards
spoken to the audience
statement that seems contrasting to common sense yet may be true
short poem, usually 14 lines
bearing no name
pattern of rhyme in a stanza
customary expression
rich in musical devices
writing that shows the influence of the Romans and Greeks
literature in which the character suffers disaster after a serious struggle but faces his or her downfall with heroic stature
events or facts are understood by the reader, but not the characters
language of a trade or profession
wise, brief sayings embodying a moral
chief poet of a nation
rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery that appeals to emotions and imagination
made to look like the topic which it addresses
author tells about characters
characters speak in their own person, just like those in a stage play
contrast between what appears to be and what really is
giving human qualities to non-living objects
part is substituted for the whole
play on words
literary tone used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness, often with the intent of correcting, or changing the way things are
relationship between the teller of the story and the characters