LITERARY TERMS - Patterson

Link to online literary dictionary from Gale Resources

 

Drama and Narrative

1. act

2. antagonist

3. aside

4. catharsis

5. character

      5a. round character

      5b. flat character

      5c. dynamic character

      5d. static character

6. climax

7. comedy

8. conflict

9. denouement

10. epiphany

11. exposition

12. falling action

13. genre

14. hamartia

15. hubris

17. imagery

18. in medias res

19. irony

     19a. verbal irony

     19b. tragic or dramatic irony

20. motivation

21. narrative

22. narrator

23. plot

24. point of view

     24a. central first person

     24b. peripheral first person

     24c. limited omniscience

     24d. unlimited omniscience

     24e. objective

25. protagonist

26. pun

27. scene

28. setting

29. soliloquy

30. symbol

31. tragedy

 

 

Poetry

1. alliteration

2. allusion

3. apostrophe

4. assonance

5. ballad

7. blank verse

9. caesura

10. carpe diem

11. connotation

12. consonance

13. couplet

14. denotation

15. diction

16. elegy

17. end-stopped line

18. enjambment

20. exact rhyme

21. figurative language

22. free verse

23. hyperbole

24. iambic pentameter

25. imagery

     25a. visual

     25b. auditory

     25c. olfactory

     25d. tactile

     25e. gustatory

     25f. abstract

     25g. concrete

26. internal rhyme

27. irony

28. lyric poetry

29. narrative poetry

30. metaphor

31. meter

32. onomatopoeia

33. pathos

34. personification

35. simile

36. sonnet

37. speaker

38. stanza

39. stress

40. tone

41. understatement