Literary Terms

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 an
affix placed before a
word, base, or another
prefix to modify a term's
meaning
 the
form of a word after all
affixes are removed
 an
affix that is
added after
the root word
a
word pronounced the
same as another but
differing in meaning
 words
that have the
same meaning
 words
that
have the
opposite
meaning
 using
other words
surrounding an
unknown word, to
determine its
meaning
a
dictionary containing
synonyms and
antonyms for words
A
book
containing words
of a language
along with their
definitions,
pronunciations
and parts of
speech
 such
a list at the
back of a book,
explaining or
defining difficult
or unusual words
and expressions
used in the text.

figure of speech
in which two
unlike things are
compared using
the words “like”
or “as”
 figure
of
speech in
which two
unlike things
are compared
 an
extravagant
statement or
figure of speech
not intended to
be taken literally
 giving
human
characteristics to
inanimate things
 the
repetition of the initial
consonant sounds (3 or
more times)
 words
used to
imitate sounds
(buzz, crash,
screech)

measure of speed in poetry

tone of high and low in poetry

words used to express the authors
intended feeling of a story

Long narrative poem
about a war hero

Song-like poem that typically has a
rhythm

Unrhymed poetry
 Pattern
of
rhyming words
used at the end
of the poem
(ABAB, AABB)
 Sentence
that gives a
command

Put your papers in your folder.


Sentence that shows
excitement and
enthusiasm
Mrs. Campbell is the best teacher ever!!!

Sentence that asks a
question

?
Do you have your homework?
?

Outcome of an action is very different from
what one expects

When the audience know something that
one or more of the characters does not
know

Contrast between
what is stated and
what is meant, or
between what is
expected and what
actually happens
 Set
of
vocabulary
used in a
specific
profession
 Conclusion
based on facts
 Reference
work
to another literary
 Clues
the
author uses to
hint at what
will happen
later in the
story
 Something
that
has meaning in
itself while also
standing for
something
greater
 Substitution
of a
mild, indirect, or
vague
expression for
one thought to
be offensive,
harsh or blunt

Rhetorical device in
which two seemingly
contradictory words
are used together for
effect.
› “She is just a poor
little rich girl”

Statement or
proposition that
seems selfcontradictory or
absurd, but in reality
expresses a possible
truth

Overall feeling created by an author in a
work

Statement that gives the main idea of
the paper

The central idea of a passage
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