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allegory
piece of work that is symbol for something else
alliteration
repetition of the first sound of a word
allusion
a brief reference to someone or something else
aphorism
short witty statement that embodies a moral
apostrophe
a direct address that breaks off from the story to talk to someone or something that cannot respond
blank verse
unrhymed iambic pentameter
caucophony
a succession of harsh-sounding terms in a work
euphony
a repetition of sweet-sounding terms in a work
caesura
a pause in a line of verse
conceit
an elaborate figure of speech comparing two dissimilar things
consonance
repetition of a consonant sound
elegy
a solemn work usually written in remembrance of someone's death
epithet
a descripitve expression describing a person's quality

ex: Old Roger Chillingworth
extended metaphor
metaphor throughout an entire work
fable
a brief tale in which the characters are often animals told to point out moral truth
folk tale
a type of early literature passed from generations with the characteristics of being humorous, flat and stereotypical characters, and the events are unbelievable and supernatural
free verse
doesn't have meter, rhyme, or fixed pattern, lines end at natural pauses
hyperbole
an exaggeration for emphasis