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alliteration
repitition of consonant sounds in words that are close to one another. ex) sally sales sea shells by the sea shore.
archetype
pattern that appears in literature across cultures
reference to a statement, person, place, event, or thing that is known from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science or popular culture.
allusion
repition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds in words that are close together
assonance
pause or break within a line of poetry, usually indicated by the natural rhythm of the language
caesura
how the historical and cultural background affect or influence literature
cultural significance
long narrative poem tht relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society
epic
undertake quests to achieve something of tremendous value to themselves or their society
epic hero
metaphor that is extended, or developed over several lines of writing or even throughout an entire poem
extended metaphor