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Literary Terms. 7 th Grade Honors Part A. Click Mouse to Advance. Alliteration. The repetition of initial consonant sounds. Allusion. A reference to a well-known person, event, place, literary work, or work of art. AnALogy. Makes a comparison between two of more

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literary terms

Literary Terms

7th Grade Honors

Part A

Click Mouse to Advance

alliteration
Alliteration

The

repetition

of initial

consonant

sounds

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Allusion

A reference

to a

well-known person, event, place,

literary work,

or work of art

analogy
AnALogy

Makes

a comparison

between

two of more

things that are

similar in

some ways but

otherwise

unalike

anecdote
Anecdote

A brief story or

short tale

about

an interesting,

amusing,

or strange event

antagonist
Antagonist

An antagonist

is a character

or a force in

conflict with a

main character,

or protagonist

atmosphere
Atmosphere

Often called

Mood.

It is the feeling

created in the

reader by a

literary work

or passage

author s influences
Author’s Influences

These influences

include

his or her heritage,

culture, and

personal beliefs

author s style
Author’s Style

Author’s

typical

way

of

writing

autobiography
The story of

the writer’s

own life,

told

by thewriter

Autobiography
biography
Biography

A form of nonfiction

in which a writer tells

the life story of a

another person

character
Character

A person or an

animal that takes

part in the action

of a literary work

characterization
Characterization

The act of

creating

and

developing

a

character.

character traits
Character traits

The qualities,

attitudes, and

values that a

character has or

displays---such as

dependability,

intelligence,

selfishness, or

stubbornness.

climax
Climax

Also called

the turning

point. It is

the high point

in the action

of the plot

comedy
Comedy

A literary

work,

especially a

play, which is

light, often

humorous or

satirical, and

ends happily.

concrete poem
Concrete Poem

Is one with

a shape

that suggests

its subject

conflict
Conflict

A

struggle

between

opposing

forces

connotations
Connotations

The set of ideas

associated

with it in

addition

to its explicit

meaning

denotation
Denotation

Its dictionary

meaning,

independent

of other associations

that the word

may have

description
A portrait,

in words,

of a

person,

place, or

object

Description
dialect
Dialect

The

form

of a language

spoken by

people

in a

particular

region

or group

dialogue
Dialogue

A

conversation

between

characters

diction
Diction

A writer’s

or

speaker’s

word choice

drama
Drama

A story

written to

be

performed

by actors.

essay
Essay

A short

nonfiction

work about

a particular

subject