Literary Terms: Symbol, Theme, Imagery, Point of View, Satire, Paradox, Tone, Mood, Diction
person, place, thing of event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well (i.e. scale = justice)
central idea of a work of literature, author’s statement on human condition (i.e.
Romeo and Juliet’s theme is that love is stronger than family loyalty.)
literature that appeals to the 5 senses (description, metaphor, simile, hyperbole etc.)
Point of View
vantage point from which a writer tells a story, three possible points of view: omniscient (everything there is to know about character and problems, narrator is not part of story), 1st person (uses “I,” narrator is character in story), 3rd person limited (tidbits of different characters, narrator is not in story)
writing that ridicules something in order to reveal a weakness, tries to convince or persuade using exaggeration
statement or situation that seems to be a contradiction but reveals truth
author’s attitude towards his/her subject (ex: sarcastic, angry, dissmissive)
author’s choice of words
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