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aim
the primary purpose that his or her work is mean to achieve.
Allegory
a work in which each element symbolixes, or represents something else. (There is usually more than one)
alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds.
i.e.-"Sarah Cynthia Sylcia Stout..."
allusion
a rhetorical technique in which reference is made to a person, event, object, or work from history or literature. i.e.-"I Am a Black Woman"
description
one of the modes of writing, portrays a character, an object, or a scene.
fable
a brief story with
human-like animal characters told to express a moral.
foreshadowing
the act of presenting materials that hint at events to occur later in a story
free verse
poetry that avoids use of regular rhyme, rhythm, meter, or dicision into stanzas.
hyperbole
am exaggeration made for rhetorical effect.
imagery
the words or phrases that name something which can be sensed, in a literary work
irony
a difference between appearance and teality.
i.e.-"The Gift of the Magi"
mood
the emotion created in the reader by part or all of a literary work.
narrative
a verse that tells a story. i.e.-"Paul Revere's Ride"
personification
a figure of speech in which an idea, animal, or thing is described as if it were a person
protagonist
the central figure in a literary work
rhyme scheme
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words.
i.e.-moon/june
sensory details
words and phrases that describe how things look, sound, touch, tase, or feel.
stanza
a recurring patter of grouped lines in a poem.
structure
The way in which parts are arranged or put together to form a poem
symbol
a thing that stands for or represnts bothy itself and something else