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Alliteration
repetition of accented consonant sounds at the beginning of words that are close to each other.
Allusion
reference in literatrure to something else.
ambiguity
being intentionally unclear
anachronism
element of story of of time frame
analogy
comparing something that is not familiar to something hat is familiar.
Analyis
process of examining a literary work
Anapest
poetic foot(measure follows unaccented unaccented accented
Anecdote
short story used to emphasize a point.
antagonist
character against protagonmist
antecedent
word or phrase to which a pronoun refers.
anticlimax
disappointing end to a situation
antihero
protagonist who carries the action of the literary piece but does not embody course stran
antithesis
concept opposed to previously held I idea
aphorism
statement that expresses a general truth or moral principle
apostrophe
a rhetorical figure of direct address to a person object or abstract entity
apothesis
elevating someone to the level of god
archetype
charcter or situation similar to people of all types
Aside
short speech about speakers thoughts
assonance
repeated use of a vowel sound
attitude
authors feelings toward a topic
aubade
peom or song abou lovers who must leave one another in the early morning
ballad
song or poem that has been passed down orally based on legend folklore or something true
blank verse
unrhypmed peotry unstressed stressed of iambic pentameter
cacophony
hard discordant sounds unpleasant to ear.