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Short Story and Literary Terms

Miss Rider

Test your skills! How many of the terms we have used in class can you remember?

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2.The glory that was Greece, the grandeur that was Rome. (literary device)
5.saying less than is true.
6.Veni, vidi, vici. - Julius Caesar (literary device)
7.an event or scene taking place before the present time is inserted into the chronological structure of a text
8.a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group: ie: The cowboy and Indian
9.Reason is to faith as the eye to the telescope. D. Hume (literary device)
10.the author's view of the characters and events.
11.attribution of personality to an impersonal thing
13.the people in the story
16.the point in the story when the characters try to solve the main problem
19.the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot
23.expression of something which is contrary to the intended meaning; the words say one thing but mean another
24.the way in which the story ends
25.England expects every man to do his duty. Lord Nelson (literary device)
27.exaggeration for emphasis or for rhetorical effect
28.Opposition, or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction
31.a person to whom secrets are confided or with whome private matters and problems are discussed
32.The substitution of an agreeable or at least non-offensive expression for one whose plainer meaning might be harsh or unpleasant.
36.style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words
37.to present an indication or a suggestion of beforehand
39.something used for or regarded as representing something else
41.the time and place in which the story takes place
43.a figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
45.apparent paradox achieved by the juxtaposition of words which seem to contradict one another.
47.She has passed away (died) (literary device).
48.What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young. George Bernard Shaw (literary device)
50.universal inclusiveness in scope or range; unbounded versatility.
52.an assertion seemingly opposed to common sense, but that may yet have some truth in it.
53.Brutus: Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar (literary device)
54.reference to something else, usually some other literature.
1.Justice hung her head (literary device)
3.an outcome that turns out to be very different from what is expected
4.a dominant mood or emotional tone
5.Losing his job meant he could sleep late. (literary device)
6.a passing or casual reference
12.Apostrophe: when animals, inanimate objects, or ____ ideas are addressed directly.
14.When I am dead, I hope it may be said his sins were scarlet, but his books were read. (literary device)
15.something that has the appearance of being true or real.
17.The U.S. won three gold medals. (Instead of, The members of the U.S. boxing team won three gold medals.) (literary device)
18.the way the author writes
20.implied comparison achieved through a figurative use of words; the word is used not in its literal sense, but in one analogous to it.
21.the use of irony, sarcasm or ridicule in exposing folly
22.Substitution of one word for another which it suggests.
26.a person or thing that makes another seem better by contrast
29.The pen is mightier than the sword. (literary device)
30.an explicit comparison between two things using 'like' or 'as'.
33.*Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage. Shakespeare, Macbeth. (literary device)
34.Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean, roll!
35.use of words to imitate natural sounds; accommodation of sound to sense.
38.understanding one thing with another; the use of a part for the whole, or the whole for the part. (A form of metonymy.)
40.the entire sequence of events that occur in the story.
42.I must be cruel only to be kind. Shakespeare, Hamlet (literary device)
44.Alliteration is the _______________ of the same sound begeinning several words in a sequence.
46.a dramatic emotional or circumstantial upheaval in a character's existence
49.a _____ is a play on words.
51.the overall message of the story

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