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Literary Terms Group 5

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  • Literary Terms Irony-Personification
  • Irony The contrast between what is expected and what happens.
  •  Verbal Irony – Saying the opposite of what is really meant.  Situational Irony – What happens is the opposite of what is expected.  Dramatic Irony – The reader knows something that the characters (or only one character) do not know.
  • Legend A story handed down for generations and popularly believed to have some historical basis. “Perkin’s Rock”
  • Lyric Poetry Poetry that focuses on expressing emotions or thoughts rather than telling a story.
  • Metaphor A figure of speech comparing two seemingly unlike things without a connecting word such as like or as. He is a pig.
  • Narrative Tells a story…
  • Onomatopoeia The use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning. The duck went Quack quack The bottle went fizz, pop
  • Oxymoron A figure of speech that combines apparently contradictory ideas. Cruel Kindness
  • Parable A short, allegorical story that teaches a moral or religious lesson about life.
  • Personification Giving human characteristics to a nonhuman thing or quality. “The stars winked at me last night.”