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Flashcards in Literary Terms Deck (10):
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Allegory

Story with two meanings. Literary and symbolic

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Allusion

An indirect reference to a person, event, statement, theme, or work

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Anachrony

Literary technique of presenting material out of chronological order

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Anecdote

A brief account that focuses on a particular once dent or event

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Archetype

Recurrent symbol or motif in literature

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Character

A person or animal that takes place in action

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Characterization

The various means by which an author describes and develops the characters

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Cliche

An expression that has been overused to the extent it's freshness has worn off

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Conflict

Struggle between opposing forces

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Adage

A familiar proverb or wise saying