English 11 Literary Terms - Streetsboro City Schools

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English 11 Literary Terms

The following is a list of literary terms/elements that you have studied in the past few years of

English class. The first list contains elements and terms that you should already know. If any are hazy or unfamiliar, be sure to look them up. We will use these terms in class, you will see them on quizzes, tests, and they will be required in literary analysis papers.

Point of view: first person, second person, third person omniscient, third person limited

Irony: verbal, situational, dramatic

Conflict: internal and external

Characters: protagonist/antagonist, stereotyped, dynamic/static, unreliable narrator

Plot: rising action, climax, falling action, resolution

Analogy

Foreshadow

Dialect

Oxymoron

Genre

Personification

Parody Onomatopoeia

Theme

Mood

Symbol

Setting

Tone

Metaphor

Simile

Flashback

Hyperbole

The second list of words are terms/elements that you may or may not know. We will go over these in class, and you should expect a quiz over these:

Cliché

Connotation

Denotation

Ambiguous

Pun

Euphemism

Allusion

Diction

Inference/infer

Implication/imply

Understatement

Motif

Idiom

Aphorism

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