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Glossary of literary terms

Literary Devices and Terms

❶The origin of the word anecdote comes from the Greek Byzantine period, A.

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Alliteration is a literary device where words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group. Whether it is the consonant sound or a specific vowel group, the alliteration involves creating a repetition of .

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Lit Terms for the Lanese Midterm! Learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. This webpage contains an alphabetical glossary of literary terms and their definitions. It focuses particularly on the material I most frequently teach (classical and medieval literature, the history of the English language, and science fiction narratives).

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Browse through our list of literary devices and literary terms with definitions, examples, and usage tips. Explore each device in depth through literature. Literary Terms. Essential Literary Terms. HAVERLING HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH DEPARTMENT'S OFFICIAL LIST. As it says, this list is official. Except for the first five terms, which belong in a group, it is alphabetized. There is a link to a printable version of this list at the bottom of the page.