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Literature Terms

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Ryan Anderson

on 20 September 2014

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Transcript of Literature Terms

when words beside each other in a sentence have the same letter

Literary Ex. "The Football Game"
Blitz and blocking, bump –and-run
Drive and drop kick, the other team’s done
End zone, end line, ebb and flow
Snap, sack, scrambling, I love it so
Football is fun and fabulous too
Let’s go to the stadium, just me and you
Poetry by Alan Loren

Non-Literary Ex.
"krispy kreme "
brief reference to a well-known person place or event that can be real of fake in literature of or art

Literary Ex. Milton’s “Paradise Lost”: “All night the dread less Angel unpursu’d
Through Heav’ns wide Champlain held his way, till Morn,
Wak’t by the circling Hours, with Rosie hand
Unbarr’d the gates of Light. There is a Cave
Within the Mount of God, fast by his Throne”

Non-Literary Ex.
"Look at Romeo over there"
the struggle found in fiction and is any obstacle that gets in the way of an expected outcome

Literary Ex.
Harper Lee’s novel: “To Kill a Mockingbird”, an honest lawyer Atticus Finch goes up against the racist society in which he lives. Atticus has the courage to defend a black man, Tom Robinson, who has been falsely accused of a murder. Though Atticus has the support of a few like-minded people, most of the town express their disapproval of his defense of a black man.

Non Literary Ex.
Man vs. Nature
the implied meaning of a word not the dictionary definition
Literary Terms

the exact meaning of the word
the substitution of a less offensive expression in place of one that is offensive or pleasant

Literary Ex.

Non Literary Ex. -death-
use of small or subtle hints to suggest what will happen at the end or later in the story. This is more apparent in movies.

Literary Ex.

an implied difference between what is said and what is meant as well as a difference between an expected result and the actual result 3 types (situational, verbal, and dramatic)
extreme over exaggerate

Literary Ex. "Paul Bunyan"
"It was so rigid all words froze."

Non-Literary Ex.

when 1 theme or idea in a story or character is parallel to a contrary theme or idea

Literary Ex.

Non-Literary Ex.
the author wants you to examine both sides of a theme or idea
-character has two sides (good and evil)
-alternating viewpoints
comparison of 2 unlike things without using like or as and instead using a for of a verb to be

Literary Ex.
"He is the black sheep of the family"
he isn't a sheep and he is not even black
Non-Literary Ex.
"Her Heart was as cold as ice"
Compares Heart and Ice
the emotional attitude in a story at a point in time (it can change)

Literary Ex

Non-Literary Ex
Situational Irony:
Literary Ex. The difference between happy and ecstatic; or sad and dejected; or ask and beg.

Non Literary Ex.
Literary Ex. "Soda"- carbonated water that can be flavored, sugared, and contains corn syrup
Dramatic Irony:
Verbal Irony: "The cake is as soft as
Any word that’s a sound

Literary Ex.

Non-Literary Ex.Flip
Putting two contradictory words together.

Literary Ex.

Non. Literary Ex.
"Bigger Half," "Same Difference."
reveals a kind of truth from 2 opposing ideas that it first seen contradictory

Literary Ex.

Non-Literary Ex.
The ememy of my enemy is my friend
Setting -
A figure of speech that consists of deliberate confusion of similar words or phrases typically for a humorous effect.

Literary Ex.

Non-Literary Ex.
The wedding was so emotional, even the cake was in teirs.
object or action that means something more than its literal meaning
Literary Ex.

Non-Literary Ex.
The USA flag Symbolizes our country.
the attitude the author takes toward the subject the audience in the work of literature
(Does not change)

Literary Ex.
“The School” by Donald Barthelme- “And the trees all died. They were orange trees. I don’t know why they died, they just died. Something wrong with the soil possibly or maybe the stuff we got from the nursery wasn’t the best. We complained about it. So we’ve got thirty kids there, each kid had his or her own little tree to plant and we’ve got these thirty dead trees. All these kids looking at these little brown sticks, it was depressing.”

Non-Literary Ex.
Playful, Solemn
time and place in fiction

Literary Ex. The story is initially set in India in the late 1990’s. The author has traveled to Pondicherry, a coastal town in the former French territory of India, which joined Independent India in 1954. The territory of Pondicherry still has many French citizens, as well as an unusually wide variety of churches/places of worship. The author then travels to Canada to interview Pi Patel, the narrator of the story, but little of the actual story is set there, save the author’s observations of the adult Pi’s home. Pi grew up in Pondicherry in the mid-1970’s, but the setting for the greater part of his story is the Pacific Ocean, specifically along the equatorial counter-current which runs east to west along the equator. The last pages are set in Mexico where Pi recovers from his 227 day ordeal at sea
Non-Literary Ex.
Krusty Krab in spongebob
Giving human-like qualities to animals or objects

Literary Ex.

Non-Literary Ex.

literary tone used to make fun of human vice or weakness

Literary Ex.
Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock
“Whether the nymph shall break Diana’s law,
Or some frail china jar receive a flaw,
Or stain her honor, or her new brocade”

Non-Literary Ex.
the general idea about life or the world around us that a writer likes to express in their work

Literary Ex. Aesop's Fables- Tourtise and the Hare
"slow and Steady Wins the Race"
Non-Literary Ex.
"Better Said Then Done"
Sara Teasdale in her poem Wild Asters develops a number of striking symbols:

“In the spring, I asked the daisies
If his words were true,
And the clever, clear-eyed daisies
Always knew.

Now the fields are brown and barren,
Bitter autumn blows,
And of all the stupid asters
Not one knows.”
n constructing puns, William Shakespeare was a master craftsman. We find many examples of puns in his plays. Let us have a look at some of them:

“It is the unkindest tied that ever any man tied.”(Richard III)
“winter of our discontent…made glorious summer by this Son of York.”(Richard III)
Romeo: “Not I, believe me. You have dancing shoes with nimble soles; I have a soul of lead” (Romeo and Juliet)
Claudius: “…But now, my cousin Hamlet, and my son…” Hamlet: [aside] “A little more than kin, and less than kind.
literary tone used to make fun of human vice or weakness
Work Done!!

Ryan A.=Vocab,Pics,Video, Literary and Non-Literary Terms
John K.=Vocab,Pics,Video, Literary and Non-Literary Terms
Barbra =Pictures, Videos
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