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allegory
a story or tale with two or more levels of meaning
alliteration
initial consonant sounds
allusion
reference to a well known person place event or literary work
assonance
repetition of vowl sounds
blank verse
vers of poetry written in unrhymed imabic pentameter lines
cliches
a trite sterotyped expression
connotation
ideas associated with a word in addition to its explicicit meaning
consonance
repetition of final consonant sounds
denotation
dictionary meaning
diction
authors choice of words especially slnag opr colloquial language
free verse
poetry not written in a regular pattern of meater and rhyme
graphic elements
word position
hyperbole
deliberate exaggeration
idioms
expression of language region commmunity or class of people
imagery
descriptive or figurative language
metaphor
when one thing is spoken of as if it is another
meter
rhythmical pattern of a poem
mood
feeling created in the reader by literary work or passage
onomatopoeia
words that imitate sounds
personification
nonhuman object is given human qualities
puns
a play on words when one word has two meanings or words that sound alike
rhyme
repetition of sounds at the end of words
sensory language
writing or speech that appeals to oneo r more senses
similes
figure of speech using like or as to compare two unlike objects
sonnets
a 14 line lyrical poem
stanza
repeated grouping of two or more lines
symbol
character place thing or event that stands for something else
syntax
the rules for the patterns in language
theme
a central message or insight into tlife revealed through a literary work
tone writers attitude toward his or her audience or subject
tone
a writers distinctive sound or way of speaking on the page
voice
decent from higher to lower state of being
the fall
befriends the hero and serves loyally
nature ally to the hero
friendly beast
surrounds swirls and surrounds the character
wind
water and birth vs. alienation loneliness starvation
water vs. desert
the fordidden and unknown
the forest
raised by strangers and returns with soulution
the boy from the provinceses
SEARCH TO RESTORE FERTILITY TO WASTED LAND
quest
instinctive wisdome vs. educated poor chices
innate wisdom vs. educated strupity
center of the world
where the lights touch the earth
mountians
coldness of death
ice/snow
spirtual energy
fire
heros shelter
haven vs. wilderness
a step to complete the quest
superman deed
task
skies and moujntiantops
God vs. bowels of earth and demonds
Heaven vs. hell
vulnerable woman rescued by the hero
damsel in distress
hero has real and psychological wound and a loss of innocence
unhealable wound
love affair fated to end tragically
star crossed lovers
loyal companions willing to face peril together
hunting group of companions
carry the blame and the sins of society
scapegoat
ideal inspirational and spiritual ideal intelluectual attraction
platonic
hero searches truth or inforamtion
journey
with a good hear a redeemable devil figure
evil figure with ultimly good heart
initiation to adult life
initaiation
parallell between cycle of nature and life
death and rebirth
protagonist with series of well marked adventures
hero
hope and renewal vs. unknown and ignorance
light vs. darkness
mosnter
creathers of nightmare
banished for crime real or imaginary
outcast
sensuous beauty protagonist is physically attracted downfall
temptress
figur evil incarnate offers worldy good fame knoledge for soul
devil figure
female with fearless sense of honor
tempress
amazone warrior
fertility symbol
offers spiritual and emotional nourishment
green
ceremonies that initiate experience
rite of passage to adult hood
initiation
brings new life
rain
world vs. nature good vs. technology evel
nature vs the mechanized world
supernatural force
God interveans (good or evil)
supernatural intervention
couplet
two lines that rhyme
rhyme scheme
aa bb cc
a b a b
etc.
white
light innoncence purity virginity

death terror supernatural and binding truth
black
knowlege and intelligence

evil melancholy chaos mystery unknown and death
yelllow
hope and happiness
green
life rebirth hope and ferttility

death and decay
purple
power and royalty
seven
most potent union of three and four

completion of cycle and perfect order