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A generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
meter
The repitition of similar vowel sounds,
"From the molten-golden notes"
assonance
Rhythmically significant stress in a line of verse
accent
A poem, usually a short one, that expresses a speaker's personal thoughts and feelings
lyric
Words or phrases that create pictures, or images in the reader's mind
imagery
A poem that tells a story
narrative poem
The use of specific detals describing the dialect, dress, customs, and scenery asscociated with a perticular region or section of the country
local color
An extreme form of realism. Presents human beings as subject to natural forces beyond their control
naturalism
he theory in writing in which the familiar, ordinary aspects of life are depicted in matterof fact, straightforward manner designed to reflect life as it actually is
realism
The quality in a work of literature that arouse a feeling of pity, of sorrow, or compassion in the reader
pathos
The emotion or association that a word or a phrase may arouse
connotation
The descriptive or " dictionary" meaning of the word independent of personal associations
denotation
A kind of writing that holds up to ridicule or contempt the weaknesses and wrongdoings of individuals, groups, institutions, or humanity in general
satire
In general, a literary work in which the protagonist meets an unhappy or disastrous end
tragedy
A brief story that is told to present a moral, or practical lesson
fable
A tale in prose or verse in which characters, actions, or settings represent abstract ideas or moral qualities
allegory
A very short story that is aid to make a point. Many anecdotes are humorous; some are serios
anecdote
A story told in verse and usually meant to be sung
ballad
A detailed account of a person's life written by another person
biography
The means by which a writer reveals a character's personality
characterization
A kind of metaphor that makes a comparison between two startingly different things
conceit
An inscription on a gravestone
epitaph
Language that is not intended to be interpreted in a literal sense
figurative language
A character who sets of another chrarcter by contrast
foil
The most common verse line in English and American potery. five verse feet, with each foot an iam, that is, an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
iambic pentameter
A book-length fictional prose narrative, having many characters and, often, a complex plot
novel
The humorous imitation of a work of literature, art, or music
parody