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Literary Terms 1. Allegory: A narrative in verse or prose, in which abstract qualities (death, pride, greed, for example) are personified as characters. 2. Alliteration: Repetition of an initial consonant or cluster sound in two or more words in a line or in lines in close proximity. 3. Allusion: A figure of speech that makes an indirect or casual reference to a historical or literary figure, event, or object. 4. Ambiguity: A phrase, statement, or situation that may be understood in two or more ways. In literature ambiguity is used to enrich meaning or achieve irony by forcing readers to consider alternative possibilities. 5. Antagonist: A character who rivals or opposes the protagonist. 6. Archetype: Themes, images, and narrative patterns that are universal and thus embody some enduring aspects of human experience. Some of these themes are the death and rebirth of the hero, the underground journey, and the search for the father. 7. Central Intelligence: Another variation on the third person point of view, where narrative elements are limited to what a single character sees, thinks, and hears. 8.
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course ENG 325 taught by Professor Hara,m during the Fall '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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