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Language describing ideas ad qualities rqther that observable or specific things, people, or places.
Absrtact Language
A song or songlike poem that tells a story.
Ballad
The literal, dictionary definition of a word.
Denotaion
A way of speaking that is characteristic of a certain geographical area or certain roup of people.
Dialect
All the action folowing the climax.
Falling action
The repeition at close intervals of inital identical consonant sounds.
Alliteration
aN INDERECT REFRENCE TO SOMETHING (USUALLY A LITERARY TEXT) with wich the reader is supposed to be familliar.
Allusion
The comparison to a directly parellel case. When a writer eses a _______, he or she argues that a claim reasonable for one case is resobable for the analogous case.
Analogy
A brief recounting of relevant episode. ______ q43 offten inserted into fitctin or nonfictional texts as a way of developing a pont or injecting humor.
Anecdote
Explatory notes added to a text to explain, cute sources, or give bibilographical data.
Annotaion
An important opponent of the main character or hero.
Antagonist
Repeition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity
Assonance
A preferce or indication for one side of an issue, either fot it or against it.
Bias
the method an author uses to develop characters in a work.
Characterization
the point in a story that creats the greatest suspence or intrest.
Climax
language that decribes specific, observable things, people or places, rather than ideas or qualities.
Concrete Language
A struggle between opposing characters or opposing forces.
Conflict
RAther than the dictionary defintion, the associations suggest by a word. Implied meaninh rather than the literal meaning or denotion.
Connotation
Repitition of a cansonant sound within two or more words in a cole proximity.
Consonance
Word Choice
Diction
A temporary depparture from the main subject in speaking or writing
Digression
A work of literature meant to be performed for an audince by acotors.
Drama
A character who changes sigificantly during the course of the story
Dynamic Character
rhyme at the ends if the lines or verses, ditinguished from rhyme within a line and rhyme at teh beginning of a line. ___ is the most common form of rhyme.
End Rhyme
Background information provided bt a writer to enhance a reader's understanding of the context of a fictional or nonfictional story.
Exposition
Interruption in the present action of a lot to show events happened at an erlier time
flshback
a character constructed around a single idea or wuality, a ____ is immediatly recognizable.
Flat character
the use of clues or hints suggeste events that will occur later
foreshawdowing
frence word, a literary form or type, classification
genre
conscious exaggeration used to heighten effect. not intended literally, often humors.
hyperbole
an expression pecuiliar to a particular language that means something diffrent from the literal meaning of the word.
idiom
the use of images, ezpesciallt in a pattern og related images, often figurative, to create a strong meaning of the words.
imagery
a contrast between what is ecxpected to occur and whaty acually occurs
irony
lfolowing the ordinary or usual meeting of a term or expression
literal
a comparison of two things often unrelated, not using like or as.
metaphor
so overused that its original impact has been lost
dead medaphor
an atmosphere created bt the writer's word choice, and the details selected.
mood
the lesson drawn from the fictional or nonfictional story
moral
a story that seplains something tabout the world and typicaly involves gods or other peritual forces
myth
a poem that tells a story
narrative poem
the use of a word whos pronounciation suggestsits meaning.
onomatopeia
figurative language in wich inanimate objacts anumals, ideas, have human traits.
personification
system od actions represented in a dramatic or narative work
plot
the perspective from wich a fictional or non fictional sroty is told.
point of view
and writing that is not poetry.
prose
chief character in a dramactic narrative work
protagonist
a play on words that are identical or similar in sound but have sharply diverse meanings
pun
the part in the storie where are the problomes are solved.
resolution
the art og efeective comunication, especially persuasive discourse.
rhetoric
a question ased, no answer is expected.
rhetorical question
the repretion of acccented vowels sounds and all sounds following them in words are close together in a poem
rhyme
musical quality produced by the repetion of stressed syllablesor sound patterns
rythem
all the actin leading up to the climax
rising action
a character drawn with sufficient complexity to be able to supries the reader without losing credibility
round character
local and period in wich the action takes place
setting
comparing two things using like or as
similie
a musical compsiton o words and music
song
a forteen-line poem, wrtten in iambic pentameter, that has one of several rhyme.
sonnet
a sroup of conseecutive lines in a poem from a single unti
stanza
story intro. tells us who the characers are and usually what there cinflict is.
starting point
a character who does not change significitly during teh story.
static character
converentional characer types that recur repeatedly in various kluterary genres
stock character
the choice of diction,tone and sntanx that a wrtier makes.
style
the uncertanty or anxiety that a reader feels about what will happen next
suspence
a thing, even ir oersibn that represents or stands for some idea or event
symbol
the central idea or ideas of a work of fiction or nonfiction, revealed during the course of the sory
theme
one or two sentences in the inroductory oaragraoh of a... essay.
thesis statement
a writer's attidtude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, fig. language, and organization of the sentance and slabal levels
tone.
in its most general sense, synonym for poetry
verse