The routledge dictionary of literary terms the routledge dictionary of literary termsis a twenty-first century update of roger fowler’s seminal dictionary of modern critical terms. Literary terms word list noword clue/definition 1 allegory story in which characters, things, or actions represent or lead to a strong moral or. Literary terms are devices used to make writing better some examples of literary terms for kids can be found here. Literary terms test select the best answer 1 a person or thing fighting against the hero of a story a) protagonist b) narrator c) character d) antagonist. Literary works with a carpe diem theme are about seizing the moment because life is uncertain do it now is the sense of the phrase character a.
Table of contents authors’ preface section i: literary forms and genres guide to literary terms with the biblical ﬂ ood and the moses story, mentioned. Practice for our upcoming literary devices quiz feel free to take this quiz several times. Literary terms page 1 a p literary terms allegory story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand for other people.
An indirect or casual reference to a famous person, event, or literary work with which the reader is assumed to be familiar. Definition and a list of examples of allegory an allegory is a work of art in which the characters, images, and/or events act as symbols. Start studying literary terms learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. This worksheet gives students some activities for practicing the definitions of various literary terms.
1 literary devices writers often use words in special ways to help readers see things in a different way devices are tools, so literary devices are. This list is meant to assist, not intimidate use it as a touchstone for important concepts and vocabulary that we will cover during the term. Reading and literature – a glossary of literary terms 2 style: the distinctive way that a writer uses language including such factors as word choice.
Burlesque a work designed to ridicule a style, literary form, or subject matter either by treating the exalted in a trivial way or by discussing the trivial in exalted terms (that is, with mock dignity. Literary definition, pertaining to or of the nature of books and writings, especially those classed as literature: literary history see more. Literary devices 676 likes we explore the difference between literary elements and literary techniques, and look at examples and definitions of several. Spelling bee test your spelling acumen see the definition, listen to the word, then try to spell it correctly beat your last streak, or best your overall time.
A list of literary devices and literary terms with detailed definition and examples for students and writers.
Some literary critics call the repetition of any sounds alliteration however, there are specialized terms for other sound-repetitions. First published fifty years ago, a glossary of literary terms remains an essential text for all serious students of literature now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the tenth edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging. B literary terms allusion: a reference to a statement, a person, place or event that is known from literature or history literary genres comedy. This encyclopedia britannica list explains 10 frequently confused literary terms.