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syntax
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diction
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structure
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arch of a character
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image
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alliteration
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stress
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iambic pentemeter
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tone
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cadence
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agency:
noun
1 a : the office or function of an agent b : the relationship between a principal and that person's agent
2 : the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power : OPERATION
3 : a person or thing through which power is exerted or an end is achieved : INSTRUMENTALITY <communicated through the agency of the ambassador>
enjambment
Enjambment may be defined as the continuation of syntax and sense across line junctures without a major pause.
sibilant
: having, containing, or producing the sound of or a sound resembling that of the s or the sh in sash <a sibilant affricate> <a sibilant snake>
consonance
1 : harmony or agreement among components
2 a : correspondence or recurrence of sounds especially in words; specifically : recurrence or repetition of consonants especially at the end of stressed syllables without the similar correspondence of vowels (as in the final sounds of "stroke" and "luck")
assonance
1 : resemblance of sound in words or syllables
2 a : relatively close juxtaposition of similar sounds especially of vowels b : repetition of vowels without repetition of consonants (as in stony and holy) used as an alternative to rhyme in verse
enthymeme
easily accepted argumentative patterns-- arguments that rely on widespread opinion and usually conceal some crucial premises

in other words: : a syllogism in which one of the premises is implicit