Literary Terms

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Allegory
A story or narrative, which has a deeper meaning below the surface
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Alliteration
The repetition of the same consonant sound, particularly at the beginning of each word
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Allusion
Implied reference to another event, person, place or work of lit, offering another layer of meaning
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Ambivalence
indicates more than one possible attitude is being displayed by the writer towards a character, theme or idea.
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Antithesis
contrasting ideas or words that are balanced against each other.
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Connotation
an implication attached to a word or phrase. It is suggested rather than being explicit.
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Couplet
two consecutive lines of verse that rhyme
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Colloquial
ordinary, every day speech
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Catharsis
a purging of the emotions which take place at the end of a tragedy
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The repetition of the same consonant sound, particularly at the beginning of each word

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Alliteration

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Implied reference to another event, person, place or work of lit, offering another layer of meaning

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indicates more than one possible attitude is being displayed by the writer towards a character, theme or idea.

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contrasting ideas or words that are balanced against each other.

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