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accent
the stressed portion of a word
What do accents do in Spanish?
allegory
A figurative mode of representation conveying a meaning other than the literal. Characters may also be given names such as Hope, Pride, Youth and Charity though they have few if any personal qualities beyond their abstract meanings.
AL GORE is pro-gore.
alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words close to each other
allusion
Reference to another work or famous figure well-known
anachronism
Something or someone out of order in time
ANAmoly in the CHRONicles
Analogy
Comparision of one thing to Another; Similarity
ANAther "-LOGY" = another study of something
Anecdote
Short account of a humorous or revealing incident
Quick cure to Embarrasment from situation is an "antidote"
Aphorism
Proverb
A '4' ISNT a '5'. = We're all different even if we have some similarities.
Apostrophe
Device of calling out to an imaginary, dead, or absent person, or to a place, thing, or personified absraction
A POSTcard to a TROPHy
Aside
Brief speech or comment that an actor makes to the audience, supposedly unheard by other actors on stage
Talking to someone's bAckSIDE = Talking behind someone's back
Ballad
Long narrative poem that presensts a single dramatic episode, often tragic or violent
BAD LAD from BAGHDAD
The two types of ballads are:
Folk and Literary
Blank Verse
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter. Most commonly found in Shakespeare.
Burlesque
Broad Parody imitates and exaggerates a specific work into ridiculousness
BURL-Ee QUEen
Cacophony
Harsh, awkward, or dissonant sounds used deliberately in poetry/prose
CAKORING (Cackling) PHONe (instead of gentle ringing)
Caricature
Descriptive writing that exagerrates a specific feature of appearance or facet of personality
Catharsis
Emotional Release that an audience member experiences as a result of watching a tragedy
HARSh CATsis...*sob*
Chorus (Greek drama)
In Greek drama, group of characters who comment on action taking place on stage
Classicism
Principles and styles admired in Greek and Roman literature such as sensibility, restraint, and formality
CLASS IS "CIS"-temed
Colloquialism
SLANG
conceit
Elaborate figure of speech in which two seemingly dissimilar objects/situations are compared
CON-men and a bed SHEET? Who'd a thunk it?
consonance
Repitition of identical consonant sounds: "boost/best, fulfill, ping-pong"
CON, SON, CON!!
Caesura
Pause within line of poetry that contributes to the rhythm of the line. Indicated by double vertical line.
CAEsar's cenSURE: Brutus, /damnit\ e tu?
Carpe diem
· Life is short; Enjoy it.
"Seize the day."
Connotation
Implications of a word that go beyond literal meaning
Eagle -> Liberty and Freedom
Petrarchan Conceit
Eyes like stars or the sun
Freezing Fire
Lips like Cherries
Over-the-top Romance Speeches
Couplet
2 consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme and have same meter
Heroic Couplet
Rhymed Iambic Pentameter
Denotation
Dictionary meaning of a word
NOTE the DEfiniTION
elegy
Mournful poem written to commemorate someone who is dead. Often expresses melancholy thoughts of writer.