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The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form.
The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables
An instance of indirect reference
Rhetorical repetition at the beginning of a phrase of the word or words with which the previous phrase ended; for example, He is a man of loyalty—loyalty always firm.
(in ancient Greek tragedy) the critical moment of recognition or discovery
describing an abstract idea by connecting it with a concrete idea
The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs; for example, "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills"
Inversion of the normal syntactic order of words; for example, "Matter too soft a lasting mark to bear"
a short account of a particular incident or event of an interesting or amusing nature, often biographical.
the adversary of the hero or protagonist of a drama or other literary work
the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits
the mood pervading a literary work, particularly created by the setting; helps establish the expectations and attitude of the reader.
Figure of omission in which normally occurring conjunctions (and, or, but, for, nor, so, yet) are intentionally omitted in successive phrases, or clauses; a string of words not separated by normally occurring conjunctions.
Example: “we use words like honor, code, loyalty.”
repetition of vowel sounds
Poe's terms to contrast stories with an element of wonder (arabesque) with stories that had an element of horror (grotesque)
the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations or copies (eg, Romeo and Juliet is the archetype for a tragic love story.)
a sudden turn from the general audience to address a specific group or person or personified abstraction absent or present.
An appositive is a noun, noun phrase, or noun clause which follows a noun or pronoun and renames or describes the noun or pronoun. A simple appositive is an epithet like Alexander the Great. Appositives are often set off by commas.
Aphorism is a brief saying embodying a moral, a concise statement of a principle or precept given in pointed words.
Example: Hippocrates: Life is short, art is long, opportunity fleeting, experimenting dangerous, reasoning difficult.
opposition or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction.
Blank verse
a verse form consisting of unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter. Shakespeare's plays are largely in blank verse.
The subject of this novel is the development of the protagonist's mind and character, in the passage from childhood through varied experiences and often through a spiritual crisis into maturity, which usually involves recognition of one's identity and role in the world (Abrams) (Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations”
The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition, as for poetic effect.
The repetition of consonants or of a consonant pattern, especially at the ends of words, as in blank and think or strong and string.
A list or inventory
describes the release of the emotions of pity and fear by the audience at the end of a tragedy
the process by which a writer makes that character seem real to the reader. A hero or heroine, often called the protagonist, is the central character who engages the reader’s interest and empathy. The antagonist is the character, force, or collection of forces that stands directly opposed to the protagonist and gives rise to the conflict of the story.
static character
does not change throughout the work, and the reader’s knowledge of that character does not grow.
dynamic character
undergoes some kind of change because of the action in the plot.
flat character
embodies one or two qualities, ideas, or traits that can be readily described in a brief summary. They are not psychologically complex characters and therefore are readily accessible to readers.