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setting
the time, place and society in which the events of the novel take place
theme
the main idea
plot
the sequence of events of the story line
prose
all language that is not poetry
characters
the fictional people in a play or narrative work
round character
a complex character
flat character
a character who is seen from one side only
stereotyped or stock character
a set character who appears repeatedly
point of view (sometimes called 'narrative viewpoint')
the way the author chooses to present the story to the reader
simile
a comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as"
metaphor
a comparison between two unlike things where one is said to be the other
personification
a comparison where an animal or object is given human qualities
alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in a line
onomatopoeia
words which sound like the noise they describe
rhyme
similar end sounds to words
end-rhymes
occur at the end of a line
internal rhymes
occur within a line of verse
rhythm
the pace at which a poem moves, the pattern of beats in the lines
narrative verse
poetry that tells a story
ballad
a poem or song which tells a story in simple, colloquial language
sonnet
a 14-lined poem of fixed form
lyric
a short poem in which the poet expresses personal feelings
wings
area behind curtains on either side of stage where actors wait
prompt
person in wings who cues actors on forgotten lines
properties or props
small items carried on and off stage by actors
set
all the furnishings on the stage for a performance (excluding props)
director
the person who decides how the play is to be acted
soliloquy
a speech given by a character alone on stage that reveals her thoughts
aside
when a character on stage makes a comment intended for the audience and not other characters
comedy
a play which entertains the audience and which ends happily for the characters
tragedy
a play that traces the career and downfall of an individual
formal
situations where slang or colloquial terms would be inappropriate and where, in written language, full sentences are used
informal
causal situations where more relaxed language is used
register
the tone or level of a particular piece of language
cliches
overworked or stale expressions
slang
current, popular expressions
jargon
either confusing language or technical language relating to a profession or sport
hyperbole
exaggeration for effect
nouns
naming words
verbs
action words
collective nouns
words that refer to a group or collection of people or things
common nouns
words that are used to name general things
proper nouns
names of particular places or things
pronouns
words that take the place of a noun (he, she, we, they)
adjectives
describing words