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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"Lit Terms 1-5"

Allegory: a tale in prose or verse in which characters, actions, or something represent abstract ideas or moral qualities: a story that uses symbols to make a point.

Alliteration: the repetition of similar initial sounds usually consonants, in a group of words.

Allusion: a reference to a person, a place, an event, or a literary work that a writer expects a reader to recognize.

Ambiguity: something uncertain as to interpretation

Anachronism: something that shows up in the wrong place or the wrong time

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