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Allusion


a brief reference to another work, person, event, or place, often from myth or religion

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Conflict 


the problem or struggle facing the main characters and driving the plot of a story

 

Context


the information or situation surrounding a word, passage or event that help to clarify its meaning

 

Dynamic


characterized by change or development

 

Figurative


a non-literal use of words and images

 

Foil

 

a character serving to contrast and highlight certain qualities in another character

 

 

Hyperbole 


exaggeration or overstatement used for sensational effect, or to emphasize a point



Irony


When what is said, or happens, is just what would not be expected

 

Juxtaposition


to place close together to emphasize the similar or contrasting qualities

 

Lyric


expressing a writer’s emotions


Metaphor ;


a figure of speech in which a comparison is made by analogy, without using like or as

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Narrative


;tells a story; a written account of connected events


Narrator


;the person, character or entity who tells the story


Personification;


giving human or life-like characteristics to non-human entities


Propaganda;


Media used to influence people’s opinions and actions


Satire


The literary art of ridiculing human flaws, foolishness or immorality in order to expose or correct it.  


Simile


a figure of speech, using the word like or as, to make a direct comparison of two things

 

Speaker 


the narrator of a poem



Stanza 


 a division of lines in poetry, comparable to the paragraph in prose

 


Static


 characterized by lack of change or movement


Symbolism


when one thing stands for or represents another thing or idea


Theme 


a topic, major idea or focusing question that carries throughout a literary work


Thesis


a theory or statement of opinion

 

Tone


the attitude a writer or speaker takes towards a subject or character


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