BHS Literary Terms Inference-Personification

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Last updated: May 9, 2019
Inference
A judgment based on reasoning rather than on direct or explicit statement.

Irony
the discrepancy between what is said and what is meant, what is said and what is done, what is expected or intended and what happens, what is meant or said and what others understand.

Local Color
A detailed setting forth of the characteristics of a particular locality, enabling the reader to “see” the setting.

Metaphor
A figure of speech wherein a comparison is made between two unlike quantities without the use of the words “like” or “as.”

Mood
The atmosphere or feeling created by a literary work, partly by a description of the objects or by the style of the descriptions.

Narrative Poem
A poem, which tells a story.

Narrative
a writing that tells a story of significance.

Non-fiction
a story that is real.

Novel
A fictional prose work of substantial length.

Ode
A poem in praise of something divine or expressing some noble idea.

Onomatopoeia
A literary device wherein the sound of a word echoes the sound it represents.

Oxymoron
A combination of contradictory terms. (Jumbo Shrimp).

Paradox
A situation or a statement that seems to contradict itself, but on closer inspection, does not.

Parallel Structure
A repetition of sentences using the same structure.

Personification
A figure of speech in which something nonhuman is given human characteristics.

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