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Key Literary Terms

During the course of the year, students will be able to define, identify, and apply literary terminology to different genres of American literature. The following list of terms will be introduced or reviewed during our literature and writing units.

Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
Anapest
Antagonist
Aphorism
Archetype
Assonance
Chronological Order
Climax
Conceit
Connotation
Consonance
Dactyl
Denotation
Dialect
Dialogue

Diction
Elegy
Euphemism
Exposition

Fable
Foil
Foot
Foreshadowing
Free Verse
Genre

Heroic Couplet
Hyperbole
Iamb
Idiom
Inference
Imagery
Irony
Inversion
Lyric
Metaphor
Meter
Mood
Motivation
Oxymoron

Onomatopoeia
Parable
Paradox
Parody
Pentameter
Personification
Point of View
Protagonist
Pun
Rhetorical Question
Rhyme
Satire
Simile
Stereotype
Stream of Consciousness
Style
Symbol
Theme
Tone
Trochee

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