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Repetition of initial constant sounds
Alliteration
A kind or type of literature
Genre
Poetry written without regular pattern of rhyme or meter
Free verse
A struggle between two opposing forces
Conflict
Stereotype
Something or someone that conforms to a fixed or general pattern without individuating marks or qualities
Theme
Underlying idea; moral; message author is trying to make.
Pun
Play on words; joke
Metaphor
Implied comparison of two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
Malapropism
A ludicrous misuse of words
First Person Narration
Point of view in which the character "I" tells the story
Style
The particular manner in which the author writes; "how" it is written.
Euphemism
A tactful or nice way of saying something unpleasant
Protagonist
Main character or hero of the story
Round Character
A type of character that is real and believeable
Haiku
A Japanese poem of three lines with 17 symbols
Antagonist
The character opposite the protagonist; enemy
Satire
A story that ridicules human behavior by using with and humor
Soliloquy
A lengthy speech given by a character that is alone on stage
Hyperbole
Exaggeration for the sake of emphasis; humorous; not literal
Personification
Human qualities given to an animal
Omniscient
"All-knowing" point of view; narrator reveals thoughts
Irony
The opposite of what is expected occurs; contrast between appearance and reality
Imagery
words and phrases that create vivid sensory experiences for the reader
Epic
A lengthy narrative poem. Eg: The Odyssey
Aside
A comment or utterance meant to be inaudible to someone.
Allegory
The recounting of an unreal set of experiences bearing close resemblance to reality to encourage the reader to make and association; the long definition
Cliche
A trite or overused phrase or expression
Fable
Legendary story of supernatural happenings intended to teach a lesson or moral
Romanticism
Writing that shows life as we aspire it to be rather than what it really is
Pathos
"Greek Suffering"
Refrain
A part of a stanza consisting of one or more lines that are repeated in a regular pattern of a poem
Prologue
The preface of a play
Suspense
A state of mental uncertainty or excitement about the outcome
Caricature
A cartoon; an exaggeration by means of ludicrous distortion
Assonance
Repetition of a vowel within a sound
Rhyme Scheme
pattern of end rhyme in a poem
Analogy
Comparison based on resemblance to things otherwise unalike
Ballad
A narrative poem intended to be sung
Paradox
A statement that seems contrarty to common sense and yet is perhaps true
Connotation
Not the literal meaning of a word; the figurative meaning
Sarcasm
Verbal irony; a cutting, sneering, contemptuous remark