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Antagonist Character
works against the main character
point of view
who tells the story and how it gets told
Alliteration
repetition of initial consonant sounds
"he clasps the crag with crooked hands"
Denotation
the dictonary meaning of a word
Imagery
symbolism carried throughout the text
Persona
person speaking in a poem
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which an implicit comparsion is made between two things essentially unlike.
Tone
the writer's speaking attitude towards the subject, the audience or him self. The coloring or emotional meaning of the work
Protagonist
main character
Irony
a situation or a use of language involving some kind of incronguity or discrpancy
Ballad
a fairly short narrative poem written in a songlike stanza form
Connotation
what words suggest beyond its dictonary meaning
Happy ending
an ending when things turn out well for the protagonist
Personification
stories poems plays
Refrain
a repeated word or phrase line or group of lines normally at some fixe position in a poem
Setting
place atomsphere where the story takes place
Allegory
a narrative that has a second meaning beneath the surface
Conflict
clash of actions ideas desires wills
Figurative Language
employing figure of speech can not be taken literally
Unhappy ending
ends will for the antagonist
Simile
comparision using like or as
Symbol
something that means more than what it is. and object, person, situation or actionthat suggests other means as well.