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8 Literary Terms

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Meghan Sweeney

on 13 January 2013

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Examples of Local Color From Literature: 8 Literary Terms Mood The way the reader feels when reading a story. Examples of Mood In Romeo and Juliet the mood is happy and exciting when Romeo and Juliet are expressing their love Oxymoron Figure of speech in which contradictory or opposite words or concepts are combined for effect Meghan Sweeney
English I
14 January 2013 distinctive, sometimes picturesque characteristics or peculiarities of a place or period Local Color The character's dialect that was used by Mark Twain in Huckleberry Finn The descriptions around the setting is where a great deal of local color was used. One could picture being on the Mississippi River at this time. On the contrast, when Romeo thinks Juliet has died, the mood changes drastically to sad and dreary. Examples of Oxymoron In Romeo and Juliet in Act 1 Romeo describes his love for Juliet "O brawling love, O loving hate In Act 3, "The damned saint, an honourable villain. Onomatopoeia The formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the noise or action designated, such as hiss, buzz, and bang Examples of Onomatopoeia: Foreshadowing to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure Example of Foreshadowing When Chillingworth is talking to Hester in the dungeon. He keeps saying "He will be known! He will be known! He will be known!" Here, Chillingworth is talking about how he will find out who the father of Hester's child is, as this is the man who wronged both Chillingworth and Hester. In the second scaffold scene, which takes place at night, Dimmesdale, Hester, and Pearl stand on the scaffold together holding hands. Pearl asks Dimmesdale if they will stand on the scaffold together the next day, in which Dimmesdale replies that they will another day, but not tomorrow. This foreshadows the last scaffold scene, where Dimmesdale calls Hester and Pearl to the scaffold during the Election Procession Flashback interrupts the plot to show an event that happened earlier Knock-knock Examples of Flashback: When Hester remembers her early life with her family and her honeymoon wit Chilling Worth. "Plop ,Plop When Romeo and Juliet first meet each other and fall in love with one another Tone The author's / narrator's attitude portrayed in the Story Examples of Tone: The tone of the Scarlet Letter varies through the entire book. It is somewhat Contemplative and bitter towards the beginning. The tone of the adventures of Huckleberry Finn is frequently ironic or mocking but is also contemplative. Frame A structure that provides premise or setting for a narrative Examples of Frame: The Thousand and One Nights, in which Scheherazade avoids death by telling her king-husband a story every night and leaving it incomplete, is another example of a frame story. The duke and the dauphin ask whether Jim is a runaway slave. Huck makes up a story about how he was orphaned and tells them that Huck describes the Grangerfords in detail. The father, Col. Grangerford, is tall and thin with black hair and black eyes. He is very handsome, with a well-mannered and commanding personality. There are two sons, Tom and Bob, who are older.
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