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Assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds within lines or throughout the poem
Comedy
a dramatic genre that deals with everyday or amusing events
Nonfiction
writting that is not fiction or poetry
Warrants
lay ou the logical principle by which the writer links claims to reasons and evidence
Short Story
a brief narration, longer than a sketch and contains a greater degree of plot and character development
Tragedy
characterized by solemn or heroic actions and usually ends unhappily for the main character
Metonymy
substitutes one word for another which it is is closely associated too
Sonnets
lyric poem consisting of fourteen lines of iambic pentameter
Apostrophe
a person addresses a thing that is absent or abstract
Essay
form of nonfiction literature
Lyric Poems
short and express a poet's personal thoughts
Epigrams
a two-line satirical or witty poem
Metaphor
a comparison of 2 unlike things by calling one thing by the name of another
Soliloquy
a character untters his thoughts aloud or at length
Simile
compares two things using the words like or as
Colloquial Diction
the language of everyday converstation and informal writing
Hyperbole
a fanciful or vivid exaggeration
Alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds in a poem
Haiku
form of a Japanes short poem.
Consisting of 3 lines and 17 syllables
Elegies
commemorating the life of someone who has died
Drama
texts written to be performed on stage
Personification
atributes human characteristics to a thing or idea
Meter
a repeated pattern of stressed and unstressed syallables in a poem
fiction
a narrative, not concerned with events or characters from real life
Novel
a longer work of fiction. Plot and character development
Flashbacks
narrations of events in the past of the main narration
Litotes
Opposite of hyperbole understates a thought or attribute
Foreshadowing
hints at the future events or conculsions
Ballads
narrative poem that were originally sung and continue to have a song like structure
Melodrama
a popular drama with clear-cut heroes and villains
Oxymoron
describes something using words with opposite meanings
Rhythm
the regular alteration of stressed and unstressed syllable in a poem
Myths, Parables, Fables, Folktales, and Legends
traditional forms of oral narrations
Literacy Sketch
a short narration, usually informal or humorous
Epic Poems
lengthy and celebrated heroic deeds, philiosophical ideas, and historical events
Aside
a character briefly speaks directly to the audience
Prose
Poetry that is composed of short units such as lines and stanzas
Declarative Sentences
make statements of facts or opinions
Imperative Sentences
commands
Subjunctive Sentences
expresses wishes, desires, doubts, or suppositions
Interrogative Sentences
ask questions