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language describing ideas and qualities rather than observable or specific things, people, or places
abstract language
the repetition at close intervals of initial identical consonant sounds
alliteration
a comparison to a directly parallel case. when a writer uses this, he or she argues that a claim reasonable for one case is reasonable for the analogous case
analogy
a brief recounting of a relevant episode. these are often insterted into fictional or non-fictional texts as a way of developing a point or injecting humor
anecdote
repetition of a vowel sounds w/i two or more words in close proximity. "lake" and "fate" demonstrate this.
assonance
a song or song like poem that tells a story
ballad
language that describes specific, observable things, people, or places, rather than ideas or qualities
concrete language
rather than the dictionary definition, the associations suggested by a word. implied meaning rather than literal meaning or denotation.
connotation
repetition of a consanant sound within two or more words in a close proximity
consanance
the literal, dictionary definition of a word
denotation
a temporary departure from the main subject in speaking or writing
digression
a character who changes significantly during the course of a story; the opposite of a static character
dynamic character
bacground info provided by a writer to enhance a reader's understanding of the context of a fictional or non-fictional story
exposition
a character constructed around a single idea or quality; this is immediately recognizable
flat character
conscious exaggeration used to heighten effect. not intended literally, this is often humorous.
hyperbole
an expression peculiar to a particular language that means something different from the literal meaning of words
idiom
following the ordinary or usual meeting of a term or expression
literal
so overused that its original impact has been lost
dead metaphor
the use of a word whose pronunciation suggests its meaning
onomatopoeia
any writing that is not poetry
prose
a play on words that are identical or similar in sound but have sharply diverse meanings
pun
the art of effective communication, especially persuasive discourse. this focuses on the interrelationship of invention, arrangement, and style in order to create felicitous and apporpriate discourse
rhetoric
a character drawn w/ sufficient complexity to be able to surprise the reader w/o losing credibility.
round character
a 14-line poem, usually written in iambic pentameter, that has one of several rhyme schemes
sonnet
a groupe of consecutive lines ina poem that form a single unit
stanza
story intro, or exposition; tells us who the characters are and usually what their conflict is
starting point
a character who doesnt change significantly during the course of a story; the opposite of a dynamic character
static character
conventional character types that recur repeatedly in various literary genres
stock character (stereotypic)
the choices in diction, tone, and synax that a writer makes. in combination they create a work's manner of expression.
style
a writer's attitude towards his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization of the sentence and global levels
tone
in its most general sense, a synonym for poetry
verse
in its most general sense, a synonym for poetry
verse
in its most general sense, a synonym for poetry
verse