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Allegory
A story with more than one level of meaning, usually teaches a moral or a lesson
Apostrophe
Writer speaks directly to an idea, quality, object, or person not present
Citation
quote authorative sources, page numbers in a source
Colloquial
Characteristic to a particular region; informal in diction or style
Connotation
Emotional meaning of a word
Denotation
Explicit, literal, dictionary meaning of a word
Digression
To stray from the point
Dynamic character
One who changes in personality or attitude during the story
Ellipsis
Omission of words necessary for the complete construction but not necessary for understanding
Idiomatic
Cannot be translated literally; characteristics of a given language
Irony
Contrast between expected/unexpected, what is stated/meant
Metaphor
Comparison between dissimilar things
Meter (poem)
Regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of verse
Parable
Simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson
paradox
contradicting truth
Persuasion
speaking/writing intended to influence actions of another
Protagonist
Central or sympathetic character
Resolution
Final unraveling of plot and conflicts
Speaker
The voice in a poem- character or poet?
Static character
A character who does not change during the coarse of the story
Syllogism
Formula for presenting an argument logically
Symbolism
Use of an object that maintains its own meaning and stands for something else
Theme
The main idea
Tone
Attitude a writer takes toward the subject or the reader
Trite
Overused; Commonplace; cliche
Turning point
Crucial moment when fate is sealed and ending will be happy/unhappy
Understatement
Saying less that what is meant