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Flashcards in I List Literary Devices Deck (12):
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an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one

iamb

2

a poetic line of five iambic feet

iambic pentameter

3

a concrete representation of a sense impression, feeling, or idea; refers to the pattern of related details in a work; one specific version may predominate a literary work either by recurring throughout the work or by appearing at a critical point in the plot; often, writers use multiple versions throughout a work to suggest states of feeling and to convey implications of thought and action

image

4

a movement of French painters that reached its apex in the 1870s and 1880s; these painters attempted to capture the subjective experience of seeing things rather than create accurate reproductions; their attempts to capture subjective experience in art was very influential on symbolist poets and writer of stream-of-consciousness prose

Impressionism

5

"in the middle of things;" a technique in which a narrative begins in the middle of the action

in media res

6

an ending in which the central problem or conflict is left unresolved

indeterminate ending

7

method of characterization in which the author shows us a character in action, compelling us to infer what the character is like from what is said/done/shown by the character

indirect presentation of character

8

literature that provides valid insights into the nature of human life or behavior

interpretive literature

9

created by altering the standard word order of subject, verb, and object in a declarative sentence; often used to call attention to something or to slow the pace by choosing an unusual order

inversion

10

the images or symbols used by an artist or present in a work of art

iconography

11

a contrast or discrepancy between what is said and what is meant or between what happens and what is expected to happen in life and in literature

irony

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a rhyme that occurs within a line

internal rhyme