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the repitition of a rhythmic unit in a line of poetry
meter
consists of words that were once commonly used in the past buy are now considered old fashion or out of date
archaic language
a written record of what was said aloud
transcript
a prejudice of mental leaning toward or against some topic, issue or person
bias
writing intended to convince a reaser with strong connnotations, or emotional associations.
loaded language
an indirect reference to a person, place, event or literary work with which the author believes the reaser will be familiar
allusion
a question to which no answer is expected becasue the answer is obvious.
rhetorical questions
when a speaker or writer expresses ideas of equal worth with the same grammatical form, the technique is...
parallelism
language that communicates ideas beyong the literal meaning of words
figurative language
the central idea or ideas the writer intends to share with reader
theme
a writers attitude toward his or her subject. refects feelings of writer
tone
the way a literary work is put together, arrangement of its parts
structure
a long narrative poem on a serious subject presneted in an elevated or formal style
epic
atmosphere that a writer conveys
mood
mood, dark imagery, figurative language, weird characters, beng buried alive, suspense, medieval castle....
gothic elements
piling detail upon detail to describe or convey emotions
complex sentences
lines that form a unit in a poem
stanzas
pattern of rhyming at the end of lines
rhyme scheme
poetry without regular patters of rhyme and meter
free verse
words or phrases that are repeated at the beginning of two or more lines
repitition
related ideas that are phrased in simlilar ways
parallelism
a brief statement, usually about one sentence long, that expreses a general principle or truth about life
aphorism
a short work of nonfiction that deals with a single subject, usually presenting the personal views of the writer
essay
a type of essay in which the writer uses firsthand observations to explore his or her relationship with the natural world.
nature writing
a work with two layers of meaning
allegory
a writer uses hints or clues to indicate events that will occur later in the story
foreshadowing