Literary terms

Allegory
a rhetorical device that creates a close, one-to-one comparison
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Burlesque
Satire that uses caricature.
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Colloquial
the informal language of conversation
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Denouement
The culmination or result of an action, plan or plot
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Diatribe
An impassioned rant or angry speech of denunciation
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Hyperbole
The use of exaggeration for effect
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Meta
moments when a text goes beyond its own fictionality or makes readers/audience aware of the conventions of its fiction
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Metaphor
A comparison that creates a direct correspondence
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Parody
The reducing of another text to ridicule by hostile imitation
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Pathetic Fallacy
The use of setting, scenery or weather to mirror the mood of a human activity
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Reportage
the inclusion of documentary material, or material which purports to be documentary
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Satire
A destructive reduction of an idea, image, concept or text. It can employ exaggeration, mimicry, irony or tone.
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Semantic field
The area of language from which a text draws most of its tropes
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Simile
A comparison introduced with ‘like’ or ‘as’
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Signifier/Signified
meaning is created by the partnership of signifier (the indicator) and signified (the indicated)
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Stream of Consciousness
The removal of conventional sentence structures and grammar in an attempt to imitate the free flow of thoughts
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Symbolism
The process of creating or detecting symbols
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Transgressive
The crossing of a boundary of culture or taste, usually with a subversive intention (challenges assumptions)
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Valorise
To invest with value
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Writing Back
A term which describes the appropriation of a text or genre and a rewriting in response
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Satire that uses caricature.

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Burlesque

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the informal language of conversation

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The culmination or result of an action, plan or plot

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An impassioned rant or angry speech of denunciation

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