Literary Terms



Literature can be loosely defined as "famous books that have withstood the test of time."

What makes a book great? That's a matter of opinion, of course. That said, there are many things that great books have in common.

By studying these things, we gain a greater appreciation of the books that we read. We can also incorporate into our own writing some of the things that make famous books so memorable.

A literary term is a word we use when analyzing literature. There are hundreds of them in all, and you can find lists of them on the internet. This unit covers the most important ones.

Instructions for the Quiz

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