English Literature Terminology

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Didactic voice/tone
intended to teach us something moralistic, philosophical, political, historical etc.
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Stream-of-consciousness
Continuous flow of a person's thoughts and conscious reactions to events
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Digression
The author creates a temporary departure from the main subject or narrative to focus on a related matter
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Hook
An opening thatgrabs the reader's attention
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Allusion
An expression designed to call something to mind without explicitly mentioning it
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Internal monologue
A verbal stream of consciousness
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Parallels
Use of components in a sentence that are grammatically similar in sound/meaning
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Antithesis
Opposite ideas are put together in parallel structures "best/worst"
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Bildungsroman
dealing with a person's formative years or spiritual education
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Analepsis
Flashback
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Prolepsis
Anticipating something before it happens
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An opening thatgrabs the reader's attention

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