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Accent
when a syllable is given a greater amount of force in speaking than is given to another; also called a stress
Alexandrine
in English verse, a line of iambic hexameter, usually having a caesura after the third foot
Allegory
a narrative in either verse or prose in which characters, events, and in some cases setting, represent abstract concepts apart from the literal meaning of the story
Alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words or within them, especially in accented syllables
Allusion
an indirect reference to a person, place, or thing; fictitious, historical, or actual
Analogy
a comparison made between two objects, situations, or ideas that share something in common but are otherwise totally different
Anapest
a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, two unaccented followed by one accented