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Flashcards in N List Literary Devices Deck (8):
1

a story, written in either prose or verse

narrative

2

aka frame story; plot device in which the author places the main narrative of the work within another narrative, which serves to explain the main narrative in some way

narrative frame

3

the voice and implied speaker of a fictional work, to be distinguished from the actual author; objective version recounts only what characters say and do, offering no insight onto their thinking or analysis of events, leaving all interpretation to the reader; unreliable version is biased and doesn't give a full or accurate picture of events in the narrative, they may be unreliable due to youth, inexperience, madness, intentional or unethical bias, or lack of morals

narrator

4

a rhyme that pairs sounds that are similar but not exactly the same

near rhyme/slant rhyme

5

understanding there is only one world, in which we are included; no supernatural world everything is in the natural world

naturalism

6

drama that, in content, presentation, or both, departs markedly from fidelity to the outward appearances of life

nonrealistic drama

7

a reply or remark that does not have any relevance to what occasioned or preceded it; in rhetoric, a conclusion that does not logically follow from the premises (lit.: "it does not follow")

non sequitur

8

a short novel, from the Italian word for "story"

novella