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a short wise saying observing a general truth about life
aphorism
a reference to a well known person, place, event, literary work
allusion
a brief amuzing story
anecdote
when the speaker directly addresses an absent person
apostrophe
one who does not chance in the course of a story
static character
one who does change in the course of a story
dynamic character
a writers choice of words
diction
arrangement of words in a sentence, sentence structure
syntax
a type of classification of literature
genre
the use of primitive, medieval, wild, mysterious elements in literature
gothic
descriptive language using the 5 senses to create a picture in words
imagery
contrast between what is stated and what is meant
irony
figure of speech, comparision between two unlike things
metaphor
a poems rhythical pattern determined by stresses and beats in each line
`metere
a narrator that is all knowing
omniscient
knows only what one person does
limited narrator
repetition of grammatical structure
parallelism
writing that attempts to convince reader to think or act a certain way
persuasion
type of wrting used by puritans in which umcomplicated and ordinary words are used to make simple direct statements
plain style
regular pattern of rhyming words in poem ABAB
rhyme scheme
19th century litary movement
romaticism
group of lines in a poem
stanza
authors way of writing
style
intuition and individual conscience
transcendentalism
fictional tale
myth
central message or insight
theme
feeling created in reader
mood
5 line stanza in poetry
cinquain
a line of poetry with 5 iambic feet
iambic pentameter