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derived from marxism, capitalism leaves us separated from our human natures
alienation
a story that corresponds to another situation an a deeper level
allegory
repetition of initial consonant sounds
alliteration
reference providing additional layers to the text
allusion
when language and tone are unclear
ambiguity
coexistence of opposing attitudes
ambivalence
opposite
antithesis
address to a dead, absent, or inanimate object
apostrophe
repetition of vowel sounds
assonance
specific place, setting, or surroundings
atmosphere
sudden dissent from serious to ridiculous
bathos
development of a character from youth to maturity
bildungsroman
poetry with no definite rhyme but definite rhythm
blank verse
break within a line of verse
caesura
exaggerated representation of a character
caricature
everyday speech or language
colloquial
an elaborate metaphor
conceit
perceptible by the senses
concrete
suggested meaning of a word
connotation
final consonants are the same
consonance
stating the opposite of what has been said or suggested
contradiction
2 consecutive rhyming lines of verse
couplet
forcing the audience to see common things in a new or strange way
defamiliarization
conclusion
denouement
choice of words in speaking or writing
diction
instructive, intended to teach
didactic
an character who is unaware while the audience and other characters are aware
dramatic irony
a poem of mourning
elegy
a poetic line that ends in a full pause
end-stopped line
a line of verse with no pause
enjambment
a witty saying
epigram
the arrangement of a work's parts and structures
form
peom without any definite rhyme nor rhythm
free verse
specific type of literature
genre
accepted assumptions and values
grain
intended exaggeration
hyperbole
an unstressed syllable followed by stressed
iambic
a simple, idealized rural setting
idyll/idyllic
concrete descriptions in reference to the 5 senses
imagery
a monologue given as a thought
interior monologue
rhyme which occurs within a single line of verse
internal rhyme
discrepancy b/w what is said and what is intended, or what is expected and actually done
irony
song like poem of thoughts and feelings
lyric
comparison
metaphor
organization of lines of verse into rhythmic patterns
metre
suggesting movement, size, shape or texture
mimesis
state of mind or emotion
mood
one character speaking at length on stage
monologue
dominant theme
motif
all knowing narrator
omniscient narrator
a word that imitates the sound it represents
onomatopoeia
a figure of speech combining two contradicting terms
oxymoron
an apparently contradictory statement which contains its own truth
paradox
imitation to ridicule
parody
respectful imitation
pastiche
social role or an actors character
persona
use of human characteristics in inanimate objects
personification
the arrangement of events in a novel
plot
the related experience of the narrator
point of view
the main character in a work
protagonist
stanza of 4 lines
quatrain
repetition of a phrase or line
refrain
flow of sound created by stressed and unstressed syllables
rhythm
exposing and ridiculing human society
satire
context in which the work takes place
setting
comparison using like or as
simile
narration mirrors everyday speech
skaz
speech by a character alone on stage
soliloquy
14 line rhyming poem in iambic pentameter
sonnet
blocks of lines in a poem
stanza
the events of a narrative in chronological order of how they happened
story
random stream of thoughts
stream of consciousness
distinctive traits of an authors work
style
ideas existing underneath what is said
subtext
objects used to represent ideas or concepts
symbol
grammatical structure of words in a sentence
syntax
central ideas or issues
theme
technique of writing to convey the attitude of the writer towards his subject
tone
a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable
trochee; trochaic