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allegory
work in which each element symbolizes or represents something
alliteration
the repetition of intial consonant sounds
allusion
references made in a work to people, events, objects, or other works in literature and history
ambiugity
a statement that has a double meaning or meaning that cannot be clearly resolved
analogy
a comparison of two things that are alike in some respects
anaphora
a word or phrase that repeats or refers to something that precedes or follows it.
Ex. "O Wild West Wind" refers to the title "Ode to the West Wind"
antihero
a central hero who lacks all the qualities traditionally associated with heroes.
antithesis
a rhetorical technique in which words, phrases, or ideas are strongly contrasted, often by means of repetition of grammatical structure
aphorism
a short (cliched) saying or pointed statement.
apostrophe
a rhetorical device by which a speaker turns from the audience as a whole to adress a single person or thing
assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds in stressed syllables that end with different consonant sounds
ballad
a simple narrative poem in four- line stanzas, usually meant to be sung and rhyming abcb
blank verse
unrhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter
caesura
a major pause in a line of poetry
caricature
a piece of writing that exaggerates certain qualities of a character in order to satirize or ridicule that character type
catharsis
purging of the emotions of fear and pity... used to describe tragedy
characterization
the use of literary techniques to creat a character
chiasmus
rhetorical technique that changes the order of words or phrases to create different meanings
closed couplet
pair of rhyming lines that present a complete statement
climax
the turning point of a story
colloquialism
the use of informal languagein a work
commedy of manners
a type of satirical comedy that originated in the Restoration perod and deals with convention and manners of a highly artificial and sophisticated society.
complaint
a lyrical poem that deals with loss, regret, unrequited love, or some other negative state of being felt by the speaker
conceit
an elaborat or extremely fanciful analogy or metaphor.
connotation
an emotional association or implication attached to an expression
consonance
a kind of slant rhyme that uses the ending consonant sounds of twor words that match but the preceding vowel does not such as "wind" and "sound"
couplet
a pair of rhyming lines that expresses a complete thought
diction
word choice
dialect
a version of a language spoken in a particular place
didacticism
the use of works of art to convey moral, social, educational, or political messages
epic
a long story, often told in verse, involving the deeds of gods and heroes
euphemism
an indirect word or phrase in place of a direct statement
extended metaphor
a pont by point presentation of one thing as though it were another over the whole length of a work (complex presentation)
foreshadowing
the act of presenting materials that hint at events to occur later in the story
free verse
poetry that avoids use of reagular rhyme, rhythm, meter, or division into stanzas
hyperbole
an exaggeration made for rhetorical effect
hymn
a song or verse of praise; usually religious
inversion
a poetic technique in which normal oredr of words are altered
in medias res
setting the story in the middle or "midst" of the action
dramatic irony
when the reader knows something the characters don't
verbal irony
when one is thing is said, but another thing is meant
situational irony
when an event occurs that no one expects to happen
lyric poem
a musical verse that expresseds hte emotions of a speaker
metaphor
a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken about as if it were another; it is implied; does not use "like" or "as"
metonymy
the naming of an object associated with a thing in place of the name itself

i.e "white house" instead of "us gov't"
mood
atomosphere or emotion created in the reader by part or all of a literary work
oxymoron
statemnet that contradicts itself
parallelism
a rhetorical technique in which a writer emphasizes the equal value or weight of two or more ideas by expressing them in the same grammatical form
paradox
a seemingly contradictory statement, idea or event; all forms of irony; oxymorons
similay
a comparision using like or as
soliloquy
a speech delivered by a lone character on stage that reveals the speakers thoughts and feelings
sonnet
a fourteen line poem that has a nmber of differnt rhyme schemes
tone
the emotional attitude toward the reader or subject implied by a literary work
villanelle
a complex and intricate nineteen line french verse form

rhyme scheme:
aba aba aba aba abaa
olfactory imagery
smell imagery
tactile imagery
touch imagery
oragnic imagery
an internal sensation such as hunger
kinesthetic imagery
movement or tension in the muscles or joints
asyndeton
when conjucations are not used to crate a more fast paced, rapid prose
ode
a lyrical poem serious in subject and treatment. uses elaborate stanza structure
terza rima
a three lined stanza

rhyme scheme:
aba, bcb, cdc, ded, and so on