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A narrative in which the characters often stand for abstract concepts.
Generally teaches a lesson.
Allegory
Repetition of initial consonant sounds.
Alliteration
A reference to a historical or literary person, place, or event with which the reader is assumed to be familiar.
Allusion
A point by point comparison between two dissimilar things for the purpose of clarifying the less familiar of the two things.
Analogy
The repetition of words, phrases, or sentences, often at te beginnings of successive sentences, clauses, or paragraphs.
Anaphora
The character or force against which the protagonist is pitted in a novel, drama, or short story.
Antagonist
A brief statement that expresses a truth about life.
Ex: Quote, Proverb
Aphorism
Where the actor speaks directly to the audience, liek a play.
Aside
The repition of a vowel sound within words.
Ex: Doctor Sueus, fat, hat, cat
Assonance
A narrative poem that was originally meant to be sung.
Ballad
Unrhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter
Blank Verse
1. The writer may use physical description.
2. Dialogue spoken by the character and by other characters is another means of this.
3. A characters action may be a means of this.
Characteristic
In dramatic or narrative literature the climax is the turning point of action, the moment when interest and intensity reach their peak.
Climax
Presents something important about the poems meaning.
Ex: Shape poem, heart=love
Concrete Poem
The struggle between opposing force that is the basis of plot in dramatic and narrative literature.
Conflict
A stylistic device in which one element is put into opposition with another. Stylistic device.
Contrast
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme.
Couplet
(French) The final unraveling or outcome of the plot in drama or fiction during which the complications of the plot are resolved.
Denoument
Uniting that appeals to the senses. Uses adjectives and creates imagery.
Description
The particular variety of language spoken in one place.
Dialect
Written conversation between two or more characters.
Region-ethnic groups-expressions-vocab-gramatical construction
Dialogue
A writer's choice of words, a significant component of his or her style. Written or verbal
Diction
Literature that develops plot and character through dialogue and action (play)
Drama
A plot, a character or a theme that is recognized all over the world.
Archetype