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a term used by literary historians and critics to describe the effect of earlier writers and their works upon later writers.
a general conclusion drawn from particulars
in medias res
from Latin, meaning "in the middle of things"; describes the narrative paractice of parting a story in the middle of the action to involve the reader, and then using one of more flashbacks to fill in what led up to that point
an insinuation; the implication of hint of something derogatory
intentional fallacy
a term used in modern criticism to describe what, according to the objective theory of art, is in error; using the author's stated or implied intention to ecaluate of analiyze a literary text
interior monologue
the presentation to the reader of the flow of a character's inner emotional experience, or a stream of consciousness, at a particular moment
intrusive narrator
a narrator assuming the omniscient point of view who often interrupts the story to comment on the characters and situation or to indulge in philosophical speculation
direct denunciation or name-calling, lacks the wit of satire
reversing the normal order of sentence parts
at the beginning of an epic, an appeal to a god or goddess for inspiration