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creation of imagery persons so that they seem lifelike
characterization
author explicitly presents character
direct char.
actions and emotions of character allow reader to make assumptions
indirect characterization
character who does not change much in course of history
static character
character who changes as a result of the story's events
dynamic character
list of people, things, or attributes
catalog
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
blank verse
form of narartive poetry with set rythm, rhyme scheme and refrain
ballad
ballad composed by known author
literary ballad
ballad composed by anonymous author
folk ballad
emotional mood created by the entirety of a lit worl
atmosphere
repetitionof vowel sounds but not consonant sounds
assonance
dramatic converntion by which an actor speaks directly to the audience ot to another character but is not supposed to be heard by the others actors on stage
aside
an image, descriptive detail, character type that evokes a universal responce
archetypal
figure of speech that directly addresses and absent or imaginary person or a personified abstaction. liberty, love. cannot answer
apostrophe
brief statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or moral principle
aphorism
technique of using light and dark imagery in a lit work
chiaroscuro
rival, opponent, or enemy of protagonist
antagonist
short narrative detailing an interesting episode or event
anecdote
one of the devices of repition in which the same expression (word or words) is repeated at the begginging of two or more lines, clauses or sentences
anaphora
similarity or comparison between the two different things or the relationship between them
analogy
assignment of something to a time when it was not in existence
anachronism
allowing multiple meanings to exist
ambiguity
direct or indirect reference to something which is commonly known, such as an event, book, myth, place, or work of art.
allusion
repetition of initial consonant sounds
alliteration
using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the lit meaning.
allegory
pattern in which the second part is balanced against the first but with parts reversed
(flowers are lovely, love is flowerlike)
chiasmus
expression so often used that its freshness and clarity have worn off
cliche
highest point if interest or action in a story
climax
use of slang or informalities in speech or writing
colloquial
humorous play that has a happy ending
comedy
extended metaphor or suprising analogy between semmingly dissimilar objects;
conceit
struggle or clash between opposing characters or opposing forces
conflict
emotional implications and associations of words - may be private and personal, group(national,linguistic,racial), or unversal
connotation
two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
couplet
metaphor that has lost its figuritive value through overuse (eye of a needle)
dead metaphor