Flashcards in Key Terms For AO2 Deck (117)
unusual or exciting or darting experience.
story or poem or picture, can be interpreted to reveal hidden meaning (typically political or moral one)
expression designed to call something to mind without meaning it explicitly. indirect or passing reference ("an allusion to Shakespeare").
action of enlarging or adding detail to a story or statement
form of repetition: last word of one clause or sentence is repeated as first word of following clause or sentence. (fear leads to anger. anger leads to hate)
use of a word referring back to a word used earlier in text in order to avoid repetition (I like it and so do they)
comparison between one thing and another, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification
the inversion of the usual order of words or clauses (excited the children were about Santa)
short amusing interesting story about a real incident or person.
the attribution of human characteristics to a god, animal or object.
rhetorical or literary device where an opposition or contrast of ideas is expressed.
A concise statement of a scientific principle, typically a classical author.
the device of suddenly breaking off in speech (don't go there or else).
(In Jungian Theory) a primitive mental image inherited from the earliest human ancestors, and supposed to be present in the collective unconscious
the omission or absence of a conjunction (and, but if...) between parts of a sentence (I looked, and ran).Au
Literary device wherein the author writing the text steps away from the text and speaks to the reader.
A novel dealing with one's formative years or spiritual education.
a harsh discordant mixture of sounds
the use of a word in an incorrect way (the chair's arm)
the creation of a fictional character.
a rhetorical or literary figure in which words, grammatical constructions or concepts are repeated in reverse order.
a serious incompatibility between two or more opinions, principles or interests.
an idea or feeling which a word invokes for a person in addition to it's literal or primary meaning.
te literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.
Deus Ex Machina
an unexpected power or event saving a seemingly hopeless situation.
A rhetorical term meaning repetition of a word or phrase with one or two intervening words. (he's a good man. what a good man!)
the choice and use of words and phrases in speech and writing.
an apparition or double of a living person.
a figure of speech in which the beginning of a clause or sentence is repeated at the end of that same clause or sentence with words intervening. (the king is dead. long live the king!)