Literary Terms
Literary Terms
Literary Terms
Literary Terms
Literary Terms
100

Alliteration

the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words

100

Allusion

an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly

100

Assonance

Repetition of the sound of a vowel

100

Ballad

A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas

100

Climax

The most intense, exciting, or important point of something

200

Consonance

The recurrence of similar sounds

200

Contrast

The state of being struggling different from something else or a close association

200

End rhyme

A rhyme that occurs in the last syllables of a verse

200

Flashback

A scene in a movie, novel, etc. say anytime earlier than the main story

200

Hyperbole

Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally

300

Idiom

A group of words established by a usage as having a meaning not from those of the individual words

300

Falling action

What happens near the end of a story after the climax and resolution of the major conflict

300

Exposition

A comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory

300

Enjabment

The continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of the line

300

Foreshadowing

be a warning or indication of a future event

400

Imagery

Visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work

400

Internal rhyme

 A rhyme involving a word in the middle of the line and another at the end of the line or in the middle of the next

400

Irony

The expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite

400

Metaphor

Anything regarded as representative or is symbolic of something else

400

Meter

The arithmetic pattern of a poetic line

500

Mood

A temporary state of mind refilling

500

Motif

A distinctive feature or dominant idea in an artistic or literary composition

500

Novel

A fictitous to save prose narrative of  Brook length 

500

Onomatopoeia

Formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named

500

Oxymoron

A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in a conjunction

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