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a comparison between 2 things to show the similarites
analogy
a poetic foot consisting of 2 unstressed sylables followed by a stressed
anapest
repetition of similiar sounds in a word, usually consonants
alliteration
reference to person, place, thing or event that the reader should recognize
allusion
an error in chronology, or placing an event or person in the wrong time period
anachronism
person or oppising to the protagonist
antagonist
a terse, pointed statement expressing a wise clever observation about life
aphorism
figure of speech , in which an absent or dead person is adressed directly
apostrophe
verse written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
blank verse
a break or pause in a line of poetry, usually to add rhythm to a poem
caesura
person, animal , thing, presented in a literary work
chrachter
movement or tendency in art, literature, and music reflecting the principles manifested in acient greece and rome
classicism
decisve point in narrative or drama, point of greatest intensity.
climax
struggle between 2 opposing forces;
conflict
repetition of similiar consonant sounds in a series of words.
cossonance
2 consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
couplet
poetic foot consisting of a stressed sylable followed by a unstressed
dactyl
mournful mencholy poem, especially funeral song for the dead and lament, reflective
elegy
writing intended to present imformation
exposition
word or expression not to be taken in a literal sense
figure of speech
event in a poem or story to go back to an event that has happened earlier.
flashback
traditional songs, myths, legends, fables, passed on anonymously written down or passed on mouth to mouth.
folklore
a unit used to measure the meter, or rhythmic pattern of a line of poetry.
foot
hints or clues used to tell what happen later
foreshdowing
unrhymed verse that has no meterical or rhythmic patterns
blank verse
a category or class of artistic endeavor having particular form, technique and style
genre
figure of speech using exaggeration, or overstatement
hyberbole
stressed followed by unstressed sylable
iamb
beginning a narative well along in a sequence of events
in medias res
a contrast between what is stated and what is meant, or what is expected to happen and actually happens
irony
comparison between 2 disimmilar things
metaphor
FOS in which in which something closely associated with a thing is used to describe a thing itself
menotyny
feeling or emotion of a literary work
mood
writing or speaking that tells a story
narration
tells the story
narrator
extreme form of realism
naturalism
lyric poem with a dignified theme; phrased in a formal elevated style
ode
use of a word whose sound suggests its meaning (boom)
onomatopeia
FOS in which 2 contradicory words r combined to produce a rhetorical effect
oxymoron
short simple story. designed to convey some religious principle or general truth
parable
statement that reveals a kinf of truth, although at 1st seems to be false
paradox
simple and clear style of writing, began as revolt to ornate style
plain style
sequence of events in a short story
plot
FOS in which something non human is given human qualities
personification
vantage point from which a narrative is told
point of view
central charater of story or drama
protagonist
theory in writing in which the familiar ordinary aspects of life are depicted in a matter of fact.
realism
word, phrase, or group of words used over and over in a poem ( end of each stanza)
refrain
repetition of sounds in 2 or more words that appear close to each other.
rhyme
arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a pattern
rhythm
movement that flourished in literature, philosophy. music, in western culture during the 19th century. revolt against classicism
romanticism
a line of poetry that has no pause at its end and continues to the next.
run on line
writing that holds up to ridule. the weaknesses and wrongdoings of individuals
satire
analysis of verse in meters
scansion
comparison of 2 things using like or as
simile
person speaking while alone or with no one in his prescense
solliloquoy
14 lines iambic pentameter, rhymes arranged to definite patterns
sonnet
unit of poem that is longer than a single line
stanza
writers way of wrting
style
person place or thing that has meaing in itself
symbol
part suggests the whole
synecdoche
attitude a writer takes toward his or her subject.
tone
philosophy which holds that basic truths that can be reached through intuition rather than reason
trancendentalism
stressed followed by unstressed syllable
troche
line of metrical writing, stanza, or poetry in general
verse