Literary Elements. Vocab. of instruction for your literary needs. Symbolism: The practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships.
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Vocab. of instruction for your literary needs
Symbolism: The practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships
Characterization: “character traits” - Representation of a character or characters in writing, especially by imitating or describing actions, gestures, or speeches
Conflict: Problem or struggle faced in story by characters. 2 types: Internal—man vs. self (emotions); external—man vs. man, man vs. nature, man vs. society
Imagery: A set of mental pictures or images used to evoke a sensory reaction from the reader. Can describe sight, smell, taste, sound, or touch
Tone: the writer's attitude toward the material and/or readers. Tone may be playful, formal, angry, serious, ironic, outraged,, tender, depressed, etc.
Irony: Verbal irony occurs when the intended meaning of a statement differs from the meaning that the words appear to express.Irony of situation occurs when the opposite of what is expected to happen actually happens.