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Literary Terms Review

Quiz by Nicole Lowe

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38 questions
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  • Q1
    a person, place, or thing that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something more than itself
    symbolism
    30s
  • Q2
    the dictionary definition of a word
    denotation
    30s
  • Q3
    an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its actual definition
    connotation
    30s
  • Q4
    a discrepancy between expectation and reality
    irony
    30s
  • Q5
    statements that imply a meaning in opposition to their literal meaning
    verbal irony
    30s
  • Q6
    actions taken have an effect exactly opposite of what was intended
    situational irony
    30s
  • Q7
    when the audience knows an unwitting character is making a mistake
    dramatic irony
    30s
  • Q8
    giving animals or inanimate objects human qualities or characteristics
    personification
    30s
  • Q9
    giving hints or clues to suggest future events
    foreshadow
    30s
  • Q10
    a scene that interrupts the normal narrative timeline in order to provide information about something that happened earlier in the story
    flashback
    30s
  • Q11
    a ridiculous exaggeration
    hyperbole
    30s
  • Q12
    a statement that appears self-contradictory, yet reveals a kind of truth, showing the complexities of life
    paradox
    30s
  • Q13
    A work that ridicules the shortcomings of specific people or institutions as an attempt to bring about change
    Satire
    30s
  • Q14
    a work that makes fun of another work by imitating some aspect of the original piece's style
    Parody
    30s
  • Q15
    narrative technique that records a character's internal flow of thoughts memories, or ideas
    Interior Monologue
    30s

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