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Lyric
Poetry that expresses poet's emotions
Often tells a brief story
Metaphor
Comparison that doesnt use "like" "as"
Meter
Pattern of stressed/unstressed syllables in the lines of poem
Monologue
Long speech by one character in a play or story
Mood
Emotional atmosphere of a piece of writing
Motif
Theme or pattern recurs in a work
Myth
Legend that embodies beliefs of people
Explains phenomena
Onomatopoeia
Words that sound like what they mean
Oxymoron
Phrase made up of two opposite words
Paradox
Seeming contradiction
Parody
Humorous, exaggerated imitation of another work
Personification
Giving an inanimate object human characteristics
Plot
Action of story
Summarizes main story of literary work
Prose
Writing organized into sentences
Normal writing
Protagonist
Main character of a novel, play, or story