Literature notes: Unit 1

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recurring or emerging ideas in a work

theme

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language used on more than one level of meaning (i.e. symbolism, simile, metaphor, etc.)

figurative language

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an expressed comparison using the words “like” or “as”

simile

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a suggested comparison that compares two dissimilar things

metaphor

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a statement that seems to be self-contradictory but actually make sense when understood in the right context

paradox

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a particular type of comparison that is generally paradoxical, draws comparisons between two highly dissimilar elements

conceit

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use of repeated words or phrases throughout a work

repetition

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similarity in the structure of two or more phrases, clauses or sentences

parallelism

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refers to words that are pleasant and musical to the ear

euphony

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describes language generating the opposite effect, that of harshness or dissonance

cacophony

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the original subject being described (direct comparison not using “like” or “as”)

tenor

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the image the tenor is being compared to

vehicle

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metaphors that are indirectly conveyed

implied comparison

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metaphor developed beyond a single sentence or comparison

extended metaphor

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a type of extended metaphor that has multiple layers of meaning and symbolism (The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe)

allegory

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an expression in which a related thing stands for the thing itself

metonymy

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uses a part of something to stand for the whole

synecdoche

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gives human characteristics to something not human

personification

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literature that addresses an absent person, abstraction, or object

apostrophe

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theme- God created everything with their own unique abilities; appreciation for all created things

author- william cowper

the nightingale and the glowworm

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theme- animals (specifically highlighted blue jays) can talk to humans and understand them

author- mark twain

what stumped the blue jays

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theme- the men are trying to get back to their fort, but they have to build rafts and get through the water falls while being hungry

author- kenneth roberts

the return of the rangers

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theme- old age; positive view of old age; as you get older you gain more wisdom

author- edmund waller

the souls dark cottage

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theme- mother talking to son about how life isn’t no crystal stair and to keep climbing no matter how hard life gets

author- langston hughes

mother to son

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leader of the harlem literary renaissance

langston hughes

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theme- we have to show God’s truth not just talk about it

author- george herbert

the windows

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