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Alliteration
repitition of same sounding letters
Assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds within a phrase
Onomatopoeia
words that sound like a sound we are trying to describe (Pow, bang, hssss)
Rhyme
Similarity of sound
Perfect rhyme
sound exactly the same
Slant / near rhyme
Sound close, but not exact (seal & sail) (bell & ball)
End rhyme
rhyme comes at the end of the line
Internal rhyme
rhyme w/i the line itself
Eye rhyme
words look like they would rhyme, but when pronounced they don't rhyme (tough, through, though)
end-stop line
line that has punctuation at the end signaling a pause or "stop"
enjambed line (enjambment)
A line that does NOT contain punctuation at the end of it to signal a pause or stop
meter
rhythmic pattern of words
scasion
examine rhythms
foot
unit of rhythmic pattern that makes up meter
iambic
unstressed stressed / unstressed stressed
tone
intentions, mood, attitude
denotation
dictionary meaning of a word
connotation
associated meaning
diction
word choice & tone
syntax
word order
imagery
concrete discription of something we feel, see, or hear
apostrophe
addressing something inanimate
simile
comparison using like, as
metaphor
comparison of two unlike things
paradox
on the surface it seems to be a contradiction, but it actually does contain truth
symbol
a word that represents something else
personification
giving human characteristics to unhuman things
metonomy
name of something as a substitute (ie. cradle for infancy)
synecdoche
use part of something to represent the whole thing (ie. heavy foot means speed)
oxymoron
statement that contradicts itself (ie. jumbo shrimp / arming for peace)
understatement
minimizing something
hyperbole
exageration
allusion
alludes / refers to something else often indirectly esp. to religion, history, politics, mythology, literature
play
a story acted out
tragedy
sad ending, unhappy, not uplifting
comedy
funny, happy ending, uplifting
tragic comedy
ups & downs, don't walk away "down"
didactic
teaches a lesson
plot
sequence of events & their relation to one another
round
complex character
flat
simple character
dialogue
lines spoken by characters that advance plot and reveal characters
theme
the underlying message
staging
set
character blocking
props
costumes / make-up
lighting
music
character blocking
locations of actors
difference b/n tone & subject
Subject - what the main idea is; what it is about

Tone - author's ideas / feelings about the subject; view on the subject