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Alliteration
repetition of sounds
Allusion
reference to a well known person, place, event, literary work, or art
Antagonist
the enemy in a story
Character
a person in a story that is involved
Concrete Poem
a poem shaped in the shape of which it is talking about
Conflict
opposition between characters, a character and his society, a character and himself, or a character and nature
Dialogue
talking between two or more people, items
Extended Metaphor
a metaphor that continues on for a while after its first "appearance"
Figurative Language
speech which is not meant to be taken literally
Foreshadowing
showing a glipse to the future in writing
Genre
a catergory a story falls into
Free Verse
a poem that doesn't rhyme
Images
words or phrases that you can "feel" with any of your five senses
Irony
expressing something different from and often opposite of the actual words
Metaphor
something that is described as though it is something else
Round Character
a character that has at least 2 personal traits, you can see all they are, both sides of them
Simile
comparison that uses "like" or "as"
Suspense
a part in a story where you wonder what might happen next, but the writer doesn't say it yet
Theme
underlying idea that ties a story together
Moral
the message the author wants you to see
Motivation
what pushes a character to do something
Narrative Poem
a poem that tells a story from the viewpoint of the writer
Narrator
the person telling the story from their view point
Onomatopoeia
the use of words that imitate sounds
Personification
when something that is not human has human movement or action
Plot
the way the story takes place
Poetry
the use of less words to describe more
Point of View
the way a character sees or thinks
Prose
ordinary speech
Protagonist
the main character in a book
Refrain
holding oneself back
Repetition
the use of a phrase, word, sound, clause, or sentence that is used throughout the poem
Rhyme
when the ends of words repeat sounds
Rythm
the pattern of words to resemble a sound
Setting
where the story takes place
Stanza
a division of lines
Symbol
something that represents something else