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the repetition of the same sounds or the same kinds of sounds
alliteration
giving inaminite objects human like qualities
personification
a writing or speech not meant to be interpreted literally
figurative language
a hint of events to come
foreshadowing
someone or something that brings about change. (a character that makes things happen)
catalyst
the audience knows something the characters do not know.
dramatic irony
the actor is alone on the stage and is talking to himself. It is used to let the audience know what the actor is thinking.
soliloquy
a comparison of two unlike objects using "as" or "like"
simile
two successive lines usually rhyming and having the same meter.
couplet
a specific rhyme scheme- a sonnet composed of 3 quartrains and 1 couplet... 14 lines
Shakespearean Sonnet
a short and long stressed syllable.
iamb
a meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line wiht 5 accents... short-long
iambic pentameter
four successive lines usually rhyming and having the same meter
quartrain
the arrangement of rhymes in a poem or stanza
rhyme scheme
a comparison of 2 unlike objects without using the words "like" or "as".
metaphor