LITERARY TERMS FOR UTME
ACATALECTIC: This is a line of verse whose metrical pattern or syllables are complete only at the last syllable.
ACOUSTIC: This is used in the theatre to realize sound effects.
AESTHETICS: In literature has to do with the creation of beauty.
ALLEGORY: This is a story in which the persons and incidents have a symbolic meaning, generally to teach a moral lesson.
ALLIFERATION: This is the repetition of the same initial sound (consonant) in two or more words in close succession.
ALLONYM: A work published under another’s name.
ALLUSION: This is a reference to something outside the immediate scope of what is being presented.
ALTERNATIVE RHYME:</em< These are lines of poetry that rhyme alternately.
ANA: This is a collection of table talk such as gossip and memorable sayings of a person.
ANAGNORISIS: This is a moment of recognition of truth when ignorance gives way to knowledge in a character.
ANAPHORA: This is a rhetorical, device of repeating a word or a phrase at the beginning of successive lines and sentences.
ANTAGONIST: An antagonist is the person who directly opposes the hero (protagonist) in a story.
ANTI-CLIMAX: This is a case of spoiling the effect of a climax by adding an item of much less importance. It is the opposite of climax.
ANTHOLOGY: This is a collection of passages of poetry
ANTITHESIS: This is the figure of speech in which two words or ideas of opposite meaning are included in a sentence to express contrast.
ANTONOMASIA: In this case, a name is used in place of a general class or idea for which it is a representative.
APOSTROPHE: In this case, a person talks to another who is not physically present or to an object which is incapable of listening.
ASIDE: This is a situation when a statement is made on stage to the hearing of only the audience. In literary convention, ‘aside’ is used to make a pointed remark,
ASSONANCE: This is the rhyming of vowels but not consonant. It is like a direct opposite of alliteration OR Assonance occurs when sounds are repeated in a sentence or line of poetry.
ATMOSPHERE: This is the prevailing mood, feelings and thought of actions of people
ATTITUDE: This is how the poet or writer behaves, towards what he or she is narrating.
AUDIENCE: The people watching the play as its being acted on stage.
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: The technique in which both the stage and the auditorium are involved in a play production.
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NARRATIVE METHOD: This method tell story in the first person.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY: This is the story of a person life as written by that person.