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Flashcards in J, K, and L Lists Literary Devices Deck (9):
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placing two things side by side for the sake of comparison or contrast; authors sometimes use incongruous juxtaposition to verbal irony

juxtaposition

2

having the nightmarish, uncanny characteristics of Kafka's stories

Kafkaesque

3

a novel about an artist's growth to maturity; such novels often depict the struggles of a sensitive youth against the values of a bourgeois society of his or her time (comes from Germanic for artist)

Kunstlerroman

4

a fixed form consisting of five lines of anapestic meter, used exclusively for humorous or nonsense verse

limerick

5

a form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly what their words denote

literal language

6

the components that together create a literary work; term encompasses elements of style (imagery, syntax, figurative language, and tone) as well as storytelling elements (plot, character, settings, and point of view)

literary elements

7

ironic understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary

litote

8

a short poem expressing the personal feelings of a first-person speaker; comes from Greek word lyre, and the form is descended from poems intended to be sung with a lyre

lyric

9

a type of poem characterized by its brevity, compression, and the expression of feeling

lyric poem