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What is Alliteration?
The repetition of constant sounds in words that are close to one another
What is an Epic?
A long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger than life hero who embodies the values of a particular society.
What is a Foil?
A character who sends off another character by strong contrast
What is a kenning?
a metaphorical phrase or compound word used to name a person, place, thing, or event indirectly

Ex: Shepard of evil
What is a theme?
The central idea or insight of a work of literature.
What is a tone?
The attitude a writer takes toward the reader, a subject, or a character.
What is Satire?
A kind of writing that ridicules human weakness, vice, or folly in order to bring about social reform.
What is Chivalry?
medieval system, principles, and customs of knighthood.
What is a heroic couplet?
A verse unit consisting of two rhymed lines in iambic pentameter.
What is livid?
Discolored, as from a bruise; black-and-blue
What is a soliloquy?
A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener
What is a Paradox?
a statement that contradicts itself; "'I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false
What is a guild?
protect the interests of its members, and that sometimes constituted a local governing body.
What is Personification?
the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimate objects or abstract notions, esp. as a rhetorical figure.