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EAP/IB: Advanced Literary Terms. Final Review Prior to Testing. Literary Terms. Allusion: a reference to something outside of the work of literature (usually historical or literary)

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Eap ib advanced literary terms

EAP/IB: Advanced Literary Terms

Final Review Prior to Testing


Literary terms

Literary Terms

  • Allusion: a reference to something outside of the work of literature (usually historical or literary)

  • Narrative Techniques: the methods involved in telling a story (point of view, narrative structure, manipulation of time, dialogue, interior monologue, etc.)

  • Resources of Language: the linguistic devices or techniques a writer can use (diction, syntax, figurative language, imagery, etc.)


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Literary Terms (2)

  • Rhetorical Techniques: the devices used in effective or persuasive language (contrast, repetition, paradox, understatement, sarcasm, rhetorical question, etc.)

  • Satire: writing that is meant to arouse a reader’s disapproval in order to bring about change

  • Tone: the author’s attitude toward a subject


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Literary Terms (3)

  • Allegory: a story in which people, things, and events have another meaning (Animal Farm)

  • Ambiguity: multiple meanings

  • Apostrophe: direct address of something that cannot respond (dead, absent, inanimate, etc.)

  • Didactic: explicitly instructive


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Literary Terms (4)

  • Epigram: a pithy saying, usually using contrast (a short, concise, and memorable statement)

  • Euphemism: a figure of speech using indirection to avoid being offensive or negative

  • Jargon: the specialized language of a profession or group

  • Lyrical: songlike; characterized by emotion, subjectivity,and imagination


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Literary Terms (5)

  • Oxymoron: a combination of opposites

  • Parable: a story designed to suggest a principle, illustrate a moral, or answer a question (allegorical)

  • Paradox: a statement that appears to be contradictory, but actually reveals a truth

  • Parody: an imitation of another work, usually for comedic effect


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Literary Terms (6)

  • Antecedent: that which goes before (especially the noun to which a pronoun refers)

  • Elegy: poem that expresses sorrow over a death

  • Iambic Pentameter: meter that includes 10 syllables per line in an unstressed-stressed pattern

  • Anaphora: repetition of the same word or words at the start of two or more lines


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Literary Terms (7)

  • Conceit: a witty, startling, or paradoxical metaphor (usually extended)

  • Metonymy: one thing is used to substitute for another with which it is closely associated

  • Synecdoche: similar to metonymy, but a part of a thing is used to represent the whole

  • Colloquial Language: informal language that mirrors conversation


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Literary Terms (8)

  • Hubris: a character’s excessive pride


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