literary elements “the black cat”. irony verbal irony

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  • Literary ElementsThe Black Cat

  • Irony

  • Verbal Irony

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


  • Dramatic Irony

  • Dramatic IronyListener or audience understand words or actions that the speaker or character does notAdds suspense or humor

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

  • Situational Irony

  • Situational IronyWhen the result of an action is contrary to the desired or expected effect

  • SymbolSomething 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.

  • Universal SymbolsEmbody universally recognizable meanings wherever used

  • Constructed SymbolsAre given symbolic meaning by the way an author uses them in a literary work

  • MoodThe emotional quality or atmosphere of a storyCan suggest a specific emotion or quality of settingCreated by descriptive language, figures of speech, word choice

  • SuspenseA feeling of curiosity, uncertainty, or even dread about what is going to happen nextWriters increase suspense by giving readers clues as to what might happen.

  • ForeshadowingAuthors use of clues to prepare readers for events that will happen later in the story

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