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Mood

A feeling that a pice of lit arouses in the reader

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Lyrical

Expressing the writer's emotions in an imaginative and beautiful way

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Malapropism

A pun, or play on words, that results when 2 or more words become jumbled in the speaker's mind

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Metaphor

Figure of speech comparing to things without using like or as

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Metonymy

Substitution of one word for another that is closely related to it

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Meter

The patterned rep. of stressed and unstressed syllables in order to establish rhythm. (Feet grouped to form recognizable rhythm)

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Motif

Often repeated idea or theme in literature

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Moral

Particular value or lesson that the author is trying to get across to the reader

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Oxymoron

Combination of contradictory terms

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Inference

To draw a reasonable conclusion from the info presented

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Invective

direct verbal assault on someone or something: an insult or denunciation, whether witty or not.

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Inversion

Technique which normal order or words is reversed in order to achieve a certain effect of emphasis or meter
"Where in the world were you?"
"In a hole in the ground, the hobbit lived."

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Omniscient POV

Narrator knows everything about all characters

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Limited Omniscient

Narrator knowledge is limited to one character

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Objective POV

Writer tells what happened without stating more than can be inferred from the story's action and dialogue (detached observer)

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Juxtaposition

A literary technique in which two or more ideas, places, characters and their actions are placed side by side in a narrative to compare or contrast

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Local color

The customs, manner of speech, dress, or other typical features of a place or period that contribute to its particular character

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Irony

Words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words.

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Onomatopoeia

Use of word whose sound suggests its meaning

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In medias res

It usually describes a narrative that begins, not at the beginning of a story, but somewhere in the middle — usually at some crucial point in the action.

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Internal rhyme

Metrical lines in which its middle words and its end words rhymes with each other (middle rhyme).

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door.....
The Raven- by Edgar Allen Poe

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Jargon

Technical diction...specialized language used by specific group

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Literal

Language means exactly what it appears to mean

Taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or exaggerations.


"Your fathers right," she said. "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.... But sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." - To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Litotes

Is a figure of speech which employs an understatement by using double negatives or, in other words, positive statement is expressed by negating its opposite expressions

She's not unattractive
You didn't do too bad