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Literary Terms


This handout gives a quick rundown of some important terms used when talking and writing about literature.

Contributors:Sean M. Conrey, Karl Stolley
Last Edited: 2010-10-21 10:56:51

Many literary terms describe how an author communicates his or her ideas. Look through the text and try to identify some of methods he or she uses to convey the patterns of ideas you are most interested in. The following terms will help you express the methods you see:

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