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alliteration
the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of words or accented syllables
allusion
a reference to a well known person, place, literary work, or even work of art
caesura
apause or break in the middle of a line of poetry
charcter
a person or an animal who takes a part in the action of a literary work
round charcter
one who is complex, multi-faced, and like a real person
static character
one who does not change through the course of the work
conceit
an unusual or suprising comparison of 2 different things. Ex. huswifery
consonace
the repition of consonant sounds at the ends of words or accented syllables ex. Emily Dickenson
couplet
2 line stanza
dialect
form of language that is spoken by people in a particular area
dactlytic foot
a form of meter. It is a foot wiht one stressed syllable followed by two understressed syllables
foreshadowing
the use of clues that suggest events have yet to occur
free verse
peotry that lacks a regular rhythmical pattern or meter
irony
contrast between what is stated and what is meant
image
a word or phrase that appeals to the senses
metaphor
figure of speech in which one thing is spoken but another is meant
meter
the rhythmical pattern
mood
the atmosphere or feeling created in a literary work
onomatopoeia
the use of words that imitate sounds
ornate style
the way of writing that uses long, complicated, sentences eith elaborate figures of speech, parallel structures, uncommon allusions, and unfamilar word choices. Often used by 17th and 18th century writers
personification
a ficgure of speech in which a non human subject is given human characteristics
plain style
a type of writing that used uncomplicated sentences and ordinary words to make clear and direct statements
point of view
the perspective of the writing
omniscent
the narrator knows and tell about what each character feels and thinks.
limited pov
the narrator relates the inner thoughts and feelings of only one character and the rest is viewed from this character's perspective
puritanism
plain style
realism
the presentation in art of the details of actual life. A literary movement that began during the 19th century and stressed the actual as opposed to the imagined or fanciful. Tried to write truthfully anf objectively about ordinary characters in ordinary situations.
narrator
the speaker or character who tells the story
rhyme
the repition of sounds at the end of words
simile
a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two subjects using either like or as
symbol
anything that stands for or represents something else
theme
a central message revealed by a literary work
tone
a writer's attitude toward his own subject, character, or audience
transcendentalism
an American literary and philosophical movement of the 19th century. Believed that intuition and the individual conscience "transcended" the experience and thus better guides to truth than are the senses and logical reason. Respected the individual spirit and natural world, believing that divinity was present everywhere in nature and in person.