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a reference in one work to a person, place, or event in another work of literature
Allusion
words spoken by a character in a play usually in an undertone not intended to be heard by other characters
Aside
the repition of similar sounds
Alliteration
verse written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
blank verse
the personality a character displays and mean by which the author reveals that personality
characterization
a stuggle between two opposing forces or characters
conflict
association of a word
connotation
dictionary meaning of a word
denontation
a writers choice of words
diciton
where the audience understands more than the what the other characters are aware of
dramatic irony
poetry in which one or more characters speak
dramatic poetry
a character that undergoes a change in personality or outlook
dynamic character
a long narrative poem
epic
a descriptive adjective used to character ize someone
epithet
when the words at the end of each line rhyme
external rhyme
a character that sets off another by contrast
foil
a type of comedy based on a farfetched humorous situation often with ridiculous characters
farce
language that is not intended to be interpreted in a literal sense
figurative language
the use of hints in a narrative to suggest what action is to come
fore shadowing
two sllyables or more rhyme ex. twitter and glitter
feminene rhyme
language that appeals to any sense
imagery
the most common verse line in English poetry
iambic pentameter
an epic that starts in the middle not at the beg. of the story
in medias res
when writers are inspired by a muse and they were goddesses
invocation to the muse
there was a cat on a mat who had a tail as long as a nail
internal rhyme
a contrast between what is stated and what is really meant
irony
poetry that expresses a speaker's personal thought
lyric poetry
feeling a reader gets
mood
a long uniterrupted speech that is spoken in the presence of others
monologue
poetry that tells a story
narrative poetry
slant rhyme
near rhyme
a figure of speech in which an animal or object is given a personality as if it were human
personification
sequence of events
plot
language arranged in lines with a rhytm and rhyme scheme
poetry
repetition of sound in two or more words or phrases that appear close to each other in a poem
rhyme
pattern of rhymes
rhyme scheme
a character who remains the same throughtout
static character
a fourteen line lyric poem usually written in rhymed iambic pentameter
sonnet
a speech usually lengthy in which a character alone ons tage expresses their thoughts aloud
solilquy
attitude a writer takes toward the subject
tone
speaker says one thing and means something esle
verbal irony