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22 Cards in this Set

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monologue
long spech given by charicture
onomatopoeia
word whose sound sugests its meaning
oxymoron
close combinging of opposite terms to create an ironic effect
paradox
an contradictionary statement that only makes sense if studied
parallel structure
repetion of a grammatical attern for a desired effect
personification
giving non human, human like characteristics
poetry
compact, highly figurative langueage that uses imagery and figurative language
point of view
vantage point
primairy charicture
character who is crucial to the plot
prose
any writing other than poetry
protagonist
the central character in a story on whom the story focuses on
pseudonym
false name or pen name
pun
humorou twist or play on words, similar sounds or meanings
quatrain
four line stanza poetry
resolution
part of plot where everything is settled
rhetoric question
question asked for effect not supposed to be answered
rhyme
similar vowel and or constanent sounds between two or more syllables of words
rising action
the part of plot where main char begins to take steps to overcome his conflict
round charicter
interesting character that has description
sarcasm
criticism that appears to be praise
satire
humorous mocking of a person, or group
secondary character
char that adds some depth to the plot but is not crucial to its existence