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Allegory

A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one

Alliteration

The repetition of of a sound at the beginning in the middle or at the end of words

Allusion

A reference to a person place or event or an artistic work that the author expects a reader to recognize

Antagonist

The force or character a posing the protagonist

Archetype






A typical example of a type of person or thing

Conflict

The struggle between the opposing forces in the novel



Connotation

The words asociacion with an emotion

Dramatic Irony

When the reader knows something the character does not

Dystopia

An imagined place where everything is bad and typically totalitarian



Imagery

The language that creates an image in the readers mind


Metaphor

A comparison between two unlike things



Personification

A figure of speech in which nonhuman object is given lifelike characteristics

Point of view

The vantage point from which a story is told



Protagonist

The main character in a literary work



symbol

A person place or thing that suggests something larger



Theme

The main idea of a literary work



Tone

The writers attitude toward his subject



Topic

The broad subject of a piece of literature

Inscrutable

impossible to understand or interpret

Vicissitudes

to change or alternate

Contrite

short

Tacit

To be implied

Derisive

Important decision

Effigy

a roughly made model of a particular person, made in order to be damaged or destroyed as a protest or expression of anger

Diffident

Timid

Decorum

decorations

Impervious

not allowing something to pass through



Sanctity

Holiness of life and character

illusive

hard to find always getting away

theological

Relating to god



Myopic

Near sighted

Truculent

Juicy

Inimical

not agreeing/ being adverse

pall

a covering of clouds warning of a storm

Officious

volunteering services when they are not wanted or needed



acrid

an irritating awful smell

Ebullience

intensely agitated

Recrimination

TO make a change in retaliation