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Allegory
the device using character or story elements sybollicaly to represent and abstraction
allusion
breif referance to a commonly known historical or literary figure
ambiguity
an intentional creation of multiple meanings
anaphora
a rhetorical device of repeating the same word @ the start of 2 or more lines of poetry
antecedent
the word reffered to by a pronoun
antithesis
a rhetorical device contrasting words, clauses, sentences, or ideas
apostrophe
a rhetorical device in which an absent person or thing is reffered to as if present
aside
when an actor addresses the audience
archetype
a recurrent pattern in bodies of literature
assonance
rep. of vowel sounds, not full rhyme
atmosphere
the emotional mood created by the entirety of a piece of lit
ballad / common meter
abab abcb
blank verse
unrimed iambic pentamater
caesura
a pause in poetry created by a natural speaking rhythm
carpe diem poetry
yield to love while you're still young
conceit
an elaborate, drawn out analogy
connotation
the emotional implications and associations a word carries
couplet
2 consecutive rhyming lines of poetry
denouement
final unraveling of the plot