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1 Literary Elements “The Black Cat”

2 Irony

3 Verbal Irony

4 Verbal Irony When a speaker says one thing but means another (similar to sarcasm) When a literal meaning is contrary to its intended effect


6 Dramatic Irony

7 Dramatic Irony Listener or audience understand words or actions that the speaker or character does not Adds suspense or humor

8 Senator Palpatine = Evil
4,5,6 (old Star Wars) 1,2,3 (new Star Wars)

9 Situational Irony

10 Situational Irony When the result of an action is contrary to the desired or expected effect


12 Symbol Something that on the surface is its literal self but which also has another meaning or even several meanings. A symbol may be said to embody an idea.




16 Universal Symbols Embody universally recognizable meanings wherever used

17 Constructed Symbols Are given symbolic meaning by the way an author uses them in a literary work

18 Mood The emotional quality or atmosphere of a story
Can suggest a specific emotion or quality of setting Created by descriptive language, figures of speech, word choice

19 Suspense A feeling of curiosity, uncertainty, or even dread about what is going to happen next Writers increase suspense by giving readers clues as to what might happen.

20 Foreshadowing Author’s use of clues to prepare readers for events that will happen later in the story

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