Literary Terms - A

Write the name of each literary term described below.
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An indented line used to indicate a new paragraph
Alinéa
Writing which depends on random means, chance or accident
Aleatory
A statement or speech of some formality
Address
The repetition of consonants, especially at the beginning of words
Alliteration
A story or image with several layers of meaning: more than what's on the surface.
Allegory
Hyperbole which references the impossible - Think of Jesus's camel statement
Adynaton
A poem in which the verses or stanzas are arranged to look like the subject of the poem
Altar Poem
Inexactitude which causes readers to draw multiple contradictory conclusions about a story of phrase
Ambiguity
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Popular short story in Urdu or Hindi literature.
Afsana
A hero who does not possess typically heroic attributes
Anti-hero
A collection of literary works, normally poems
Anthology
The device of suddenly breaking off in speech, often in favour of a new or emphatic line of thought
Aposiopesis
The most typical characterisitics shared by a certain character or personality
Archetype
A term literally meaning 'advance guard'. Emphasises exploration, invention and advancement.
Avant-garde
Introducing something in negative terms in order to call attention to it and arouse curiosity, e.g: Mark Antony's criticisms of the will in Julius Caesar (III, ii).
Autoclesis
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