Literary terms/devices

Important literary terms to learn for exam.

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Juxtaposition -

a comparison/contrast of two different things when put together

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Caesura -

a natural pause/break

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Consonance -

Repetition of consonant sounds

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Assonance -

Repetition of vowel sounds

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Pathetic Fallacy -

Human traits into nature or inanimate objects.

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Dramatic Irony -

When the audience foresees/knows something that a character does not. 

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Metaphor -

Comparison of two unlike things

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Simile -

Comparison of two unlike things using 'like' or 'as' 

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Onomatopoeia -

'Splash' 'Pow' 

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Oxymoron -

Two contradictory words together 'Small Crowd' 'Hot Ice'

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Hyperbole -

An exaggeration 

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Ambiguity -

Something that has two or more possible meanings

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Expressionism -

Lighting,stage directions, music. 

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