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Alliteration
Is a repetition of initial consonant sounds
Allusion
A reference to a well known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
Concrete poem
A type of poem that looks like the thing the poem is about
Extended metaphor
Poems where the whole poem is a metaphor and is like another thing
Figurative language
Something that isn’t meant to be taken literally
Foreshadowing
A hint of what is to come
Genre
Type of literature commonly devided into poetry, prose, and drama
Free verse
A poem that doesn't rhyme
Image
A phrase that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses
Irony
There is 3 different types of irony Verbal, Dramatic, and irony of the situation.
Verbal you say something and mean the opposite is verbal irony. Dramatic the charecter in the story thinks something but the reader really knows what is going on. Irony of the situation is when the opposite action occurs from what the reader thinks.
Metaphor
A figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else
Conflict
4 types of conflict man v man, man v nature, man v self,and man v society.
Dialogue
A conversation in prose type of literature.
Round charecter
A charecter that developes throughout a story. A Flat charecter stay's the same and has very few charecteristics.
Similie
Comparing to different things using like or as.
Suspense
It's the quality in a story that keeps the reader reading because they don't know what is going to happen.
Theme
The time, place, and setting of a story like Germany 1942 on a cold day is a theme.
Moral
The message usually given at the end of story to tell the meaning of it.
Motivation
The thing that makes a charecter do something.
Narrative Poem
A poem with a narrator which usually doesn't rhyme.
narrator
The person who tells a story. There are 3 different types of narrators 1st person, 3rd person omnisent, and 3rd person limited.
onomatopoeia
Words the makes sounds like bark.
personification
The giving ohuman characteristics to non-human objects
plot
The way a story is planned one generating incedent, rising action, climax, falling actions, and resolution.
poetry
A type of literature written in stanzas and sometimes the last syllabels on a line rhymes with the last syllable on the next line.
point of view
From which person a story is told 1st person, 3rd person omnisent, and 3rd person limited.
prose
The common language that is spoken. Regular literature like short stories
protagonist
The hero or central character of a literary work.
refrain
To stop one's self from doing something
repetition
The repeeting of consonant sounds over and over
rhythm
Recurrences of stressed and unstressed syllables at equal intervals, similar to meter.
setting
The time and place in which a story unfolds.
stanza
A major subdivision in a poem.
symbol
A device in literature where and object represent another object or idea.