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Sonnet
properly expressive of a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment, of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to one of certain definite schemes
Blank Verse
unrhymed verse, esp. the unrhymed iambic pentameter most frequently used in English dramatic, epic, and reflective verse.
Couplet
a pair of successive lines of verse, esp. a pair that rhyme and are of the same length.
Foreshadowing
Foreshadowing is the presentation in a work of literature of hints and clues that tip the reader off as to what is to come later in the work
Iambic Pentameter
Iambic pentameter is a meter in poetry. It has an unrhymed line with 5 iambs or feet. Iambic means the stress is on the second syllable, an example is the word good-bye. Pentameter shows us that a line has 5 feet or clusters of two syllables adding up to 10 syllables a line.
Quatrain
A Quatrain is a poem consisting of four lines of verse with a specific rhyming scheme.
Blank Verse
unrhymed verse, esp. the unrhymed iambic pentameter most frequently used in English dramatic, epic, and reflective verse.
Couplet
a pair of successive lines of verse, esp. a pair that rhyme and are of the same length.
Foreshadowing
Foreshadowing is the presentation in a work of literature of hints and clues that tip the reader off as to what is to come later in the work
Iambic Pentameter
Iambic pentameter is a meter in poetry. It has an unrhymed line with 5 iambs or feet. Iambic means the stress is on the second syllable, an example is the word good-bye. Pentameter shows us that a line has 5 feet or clusters of two syllables adding up to 10 syllables a line.
Quatrain
A Quatrain is a poem consisting of four lines of verse with a specific rhyming scheme.
Soliloquy
the speech by a character in a literary composition, usually a play, delivered while the speaker is either alone addressing the audience directly or the other actors are silent
Aside
An aside is a technique used in a dramatic performances and literature in which a character says something to him or herself for the purposes of informing the people reading or viewing the work what the character is thinking
Monologue
A monologue is a speech made by one person speaking his or her thoughts aloud or directly addressing a reader, audience or character.
Dramatic Irony
the words and actions of the characters of a work of literature have a different meaning for the reader than they do for the characters.
Suspense
Suspense or tension is the feeling of uncertainty about the outcome of a character's action. Uncertainty is generated, during story action,
Tragedy
In general usage, a tragedy is a drama, movie or sometimes a real world event with a sad outcome.
Comedy
Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy.
Point of View
This angle of vision, the point of view from which the people, events, and details of a story are viewed, is important to consider when reading a story.
Symbol
Symbolism is the systematic or creative use of arbitrary symbols as abstracted representations of concepts or objects and the distinct relationships