Literary Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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Are you a literary genius?

There are plenty of words in the literary world that we can use that fit into the definition of "literary lingo"! Do you know this lingo?

 Dec 20, 2018
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The wonderful fact about literary lingo is that if you know the half of it, it isn't too tough to figure out all of it! English majors and English professors are not the only ones around who know how to make meaning out of this stuff! We've got lingo like Faulty Parallelism, Flashbacks, Foils, Foreshadowing, Hyperbaton, Hyperboles, and Imagery! All of this stuff has meaning to it! We also have literary lingo like Internal Rhyme, Inversion, Irony, Juxtaposition, Malapropism, and Metaphors to focus on too! Ever heard of literary lingo like Metonymy, Motifs, Negative Capability, Onomatopoeia, Oxymoron, Parables, or Paradoxes? For those of you who have, this quiz won't be very difficult at all! A very wise and brilliant man named Kofi Annan spoke about the importance of literacy by saying, "Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics, and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman, and child can realize his or her full potential." What wise words for us to reflect upon! Take this literary lingo quiz and see how well you do!

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