English 11 Literary Terms. Archetypes=Type. Hero/Heroine. The chief character in a work of literature . Trickster. Faithful Companion. Outsider/Outcast. Rugged Individualist. Innocent. Villain. Caretaker. Earth Mother. Rebel. Misfit. English 11 Literary Terms. Dramatic Conventions.
English 11 Literary Terms
Ex. Someone who is loved commits suicide
(Ex.Millhouse serves as a foil to Bart Simpson.)
Clue: When your parents ask, “Who do you think you are?” You are not supposed to respond.
(Ex.the “crown” =monarchy)
Not requiring a response
The manner or mood of a passage
i.e. Shakespearean language in a Shakespeare play
Slang is used in an Eminem movie
(Ex.New Yorkers are from “New Yark”)
(ex. “Brilliant,” stated to a student who is clearly wrong.)
Ex. Cool, Phat!
Ex. Kitten=soft, warm, cuddly
Ex. Kitten=young cat
Ex. “The hungry gorilla went ape.”
Grotesque characters, bizarre situations, and violent events
Ex. “Look before you leap”
Ex. “A rolling stone gathers no moss.”
Ex: “In God We Trust”
Similarity of sound between two words
A sequence of repeated consonantal sounds in a stretch of language
Example: Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door.” (from “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe)
Example: “Speak to my gossip VENUS one fair word.”
Example: Can and fat food and droop
Child and silence nation and traitor
A poem or song which tells a story in simple, colloquial language.
Example: “O What is That Sound” by W. H. Auden
Poetry that rhymes at the end of the line
Poetry that rhymes in the middle of the line
Words that sounds similar with a hint of a rhyme (inexact rhyme)
Repeating a Stanza
Example: “Nevermore” from “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe