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Allegory
story with more than one level of meaning
Allusion
reference to a wel known person, place, event, liteary work, or work of art
Anachronism
something pressented out of its actual time
Analogy
compares two different things to point out how they are similar
Anecdote
brieft sotry about an amusing or strange event
Aside
short speech in a play spoken in an undertone to suggest the other characters on stage are unable to hear it.
Assonance
the repetition of internal vowel sounds in a litery work(tinkle sprinkle twinkle)
Blank Verse
poetry writtern
Charcterization
the act of creating and devolping a character
Cliche
an expression used so often it becomes stale (clean as a whistle)
Connotation
hidden meaning prefer vintage automobile to old wreck
Denotation
opposite of connotation (direct)
Euphemism
substitution of a mild or pleasant expression to one thats offensive or unpleasant (sanitation engineer to garbage collector)
Fable
brief story, usually with animal character that teaches a lesson
Free Verse
poetry that doesnt contain patterns, rhythm or rhyme
Hyper Bole
deliberate exaggeration or overstatement that is not meant to be taken literally (raining cats and dogs)
Inference
a judgement based on reasoning
Irony
liteary techniques that involve surprising interesting or amusing contradictions
Local Color
use of characters and details from a aspecific geographic region.
Monologue
speech made entirely by one character
onomatopoeia
use of words that imitate sounds
Oral Tradition
passing of songs stories, poems from generation to generation by mouth
Oxymoron
figure of speech that puts together two opposing contradictory ideas
Parable
brief story with humans that teaches a moral lesson
Paradox
a situation or statement that seems to contradict itself.
Parallelism
repetition of a secntence patter
Parody
imitation of another work that exaggerates or distorts features of the work to make fun of it (Scary Movie 1 2..)
Prose
ordinary form of written language, not poetry drama or song.
Pun
a humorous use of a word or construction of a phrase that suggests two or more interpretations.
Rhyme Scheme
regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem.
Satire
writing the ridicules or criticizes individuals, ideas, institutions, social conventions, or other works of art or literature.
Style
a writers stle is his or her typical way of writing.
Sub-plot
second, less important plot within the story
theme
central message or insight into life revealed by a literay work
Tone
expresses author's attitude toward his or her subject