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character archetype
A characteristic of a group of people that is true regardless of time or place
character stereotype
A generalized view of characteristics specific to one group
character purpose
Reliability to the audience
purpose of prose
To illustrate something
diction
words chosen by an author that best illustrate an idea, tone, concept, etc.
syntax
the order in which words appear
imagery
engages the five senses in the literature
allusions-literary
references to famous pieces of literature that illustrate a point
allusions-biblical
referances to the bible to illustrate a point
allusions-historical
references a well known historical event to illustrate a point
symbolism
a concrete thing that represents something larger than itself
irony
opposite of what is most expected
allegory
a story with a literal and figurative meaning
extended metaphore
a more detailed and extensive metaphore
metaphore
when one thing is spoken of as though it were something else
denotation
dictionary definition of a word
conotation
societies meaning of a word
cognate
a word's historical background
derivations
word made up of root and prefix/suffix
how were english sonnets made up and who wrote them?
Shakespeare wrote them with three 4-line quatrains and a two line couplet at the end
how were italian sonnets written and who wrote them?
Petrarchan wrote sonnets with an 8 line octave (problem) and a 6 line sestet (resolution)