English 1 HI Final Literary Terms

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Alliteration

The repetition of the same sound or letters at the start of a series of words in succession

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Analogy

the extended comparison between two things usually thought of as unlike

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Antagonist

The principal opponent of the main character, or protagonist, in a drama or narrative

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Assonance

The repetition of similar of vowel sounds taking place in a series of words in a succession

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Allusion

The reference of an object or circumstance, within a literary work, to a person, place, event, or to another word of literature

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Aside

When a character in a work of fiction directly addresses the audience for a moment to provide a truth, reveal a feeling, or common on the events of the story

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Blank verse

Poetry written in unrhymed but metered lines, almost always iambic pentameter

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Comic relief

The relief of emotional tension especially of drama through the occurrence of a comic episode or element

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Couplet

A pair of end-rhymed lines of poetry that are together

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Dynamic character

A character that undergoes an important change in the course of the story

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Epic

Or an epic poem, is a lengthy narrative poem generally about the extraordinary deeds of extraordinary characters, like gods.

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Epic simile

A long poetic comparison in an epic

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External conflict

The type of conflict that places characters at odds with forces outside themselves

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Flat character

A two-dimensional character as they are relatively uncomplicated and do not change throughout the course of a work

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Iambic pentameter

A line of verse composed of ten syllables arranged in five metrical feet, consisting of an unstressed syllable by a stressed syllable

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Internal conflict

The type of conflict when a character struggle with their own opposing desires or beliefs

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Meter

The rhythmic pattern of a poetic line

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Metaphor

Comparison between two things that are otherwise unrelated, without using like or as

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Monologue

an extended speech by one person

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Oxymoron

A rhetorical device that describes words or phrases despite creating paradoxs or contradictions, when places together

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Paradox

A statement that appears to contradict itself but actually reveals a deeper truth or meaning

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Personification

A type of metaphor that describes non-human looks, actions, and purposes with human qualities or language

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Pun

A joke based on the play of words, using homophones or similar sounding words

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Quatrain

A stanza of four lines, especially one having alternate rhymes

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Rhyme scheme

The formal arrangement of rhymes of rhymes in a stanza or a poem

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Simile

The comparison of two unlike things using the word “like” and “as”

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Static character

A character that doesn’t change from the start of the story through to the end

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Soliloquy

A monologue that is delivered when the character is alone

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Sonnet

A 14-line poem with variable rhyme scheme, usually written by Shakespeare

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Tragedy

A branch of drama that depicts the sorrowful or terrible events encountered or caused by a heroic individual, in a serious and dignified style

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Tragic hero

A character in a dramatic tragedy who has likable traits but is ultimately defeated

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Free verse

Poetry written in unrhymed and unmetered lines

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Verbal irony

When the speaker says something different from what they mean (sarcasm)

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Dramatic Irony

When the reader or audience knows something that the character does not.

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Situational irony

When an event or outcome takes place that is the opposite of what a person expected

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