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Allegory
A story in which people, things, and actions stand for other people, things, and actions.
Alliteration
The repetition of the same consonants (usually the initial sounds of words or stressed syllables) at the start of several words or syllables in sequence or close proximity to each other
Allusion
A literay reference to a familiar person, place, thing, writing, or event
Anachronism
Detail outside of its proper time period
Anaphora
The regular repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of a successive phrases or clauses.
Analogy
A comparison that draws parallels between two ideas or words
Anecdote
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of literature
Anti-hero
A character, often a common person, who has high aspirations but lacks the ability to achieve those goals
Antithesis
Balancing or contrasting of one word or phrase against another
Antonym
A word whose meaning is the opposite of a selected word
Apostrophe
someone (usually absent) some abstract quality, or a nonexistent personage is directly addressed as though present
Archetype
An image that reoccurs throughout literature or culture giving it a built-in meaning
Aside
A set of lines spoken in drama spoken by a character to the audience or to another character on stage
Assonance
The repetition of vowel sounds in neighboring syllables, but the consonants can differ
Asyndeton
A style which conjunctions are omitted usually producing a fast-paced,more rapid prose
Caesura
A pause or breathing-place about the middle of a metrical line, generally indicated by a pause in the sense
Caricature
a depiction in which a character's characteristics or features are so deliberately exaggerated as to render them absurd.
Character
Any peron or being in a literary work.
Round (Character)
Shows varied and contradictory traits
Flat (Character)
Reveals only one trait