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Carpe diem
seize the day
catharsis
emotional cleansing causing relief
chiasmus
inverting the second of two phrases that would be in parallel form.
colloquial
used in every day dialect
comic relief
humor that provides a relief
conceit
far fetched comparison between two seemingly unlike things
connotation
association word calls to mind
consonance
somae cosonoant sounds but different vowel sounds
conventional chracter
character with tradtional traits
couplet
two successive rhyming lines
dactyl
foot of poetry with syllables of one stressed two undtressed
Denotation
dictionary or literary meaning of a word or phrase
denouement
outcome or clarification winding down from climx
deus ex machina
when gods intervine at story end
diction
word choice or language
didactic
teaches a moral
distortion
stretching of truth to get desired effect.
Epigram
short clever poem with witty thought
enhjambment
used in poetry running of sentnce
epigraph
bried quotation that reflects to theme
epistolary novel
novel written in letter form
euphony
quality of a pleasant or harmonius sound
farce
kind of comedy
figurative language
refers to ones senses
first person
character in story tells the story