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Glossary of Literary Terms

Includes literary terms commonly used by fiction writers and students of literature.

alliteration

allusion

antagonist

assonance

autobiography

avant-garde

bildungsroman

biography

character

climax

conflict

connotation

denouement

dialogue

dynamic character

epigraph

epilogue

episodic novel

epistolary novel

erotica

euphemism

figurative language

figure of speech

first person point of view

flat character

hyperbole

imagery

irony

magic realism

metaphor

narrative

personification

plot

point of view

protagonist

puns

round character

second person point of view

sentimentality

simile

static character

stock character

story

style book

style

symbol

synecdoche

theme

third person limited point of view

third person omniscient point of view

third person point of view

unreliable narrator

voice

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