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Autobiography
An account of the writer`s own life
Ballad
Song that tells a story
Literary Ballad
Written down in imiatiton of the old folk ballads
Biography
An account of a person`s life written or told by another person
Blank verse
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
Iambic pentameter
Each line contains five iambs, or metrical feet that consist of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
alliteration
repetiton of the same constant sounds in words that are close together that are very similar
allusion
reference to a statement, a person, a place, or an event from literature, history, religion , myth, politics, sports, science, or pop culture
argument
special form of persuasion that uses reason to try to convince a reader or listener to think or act in a certain way
aside
words that are spoken by a character in a play to the aduience or to another character but that are not supposed to be overhead by the other`s onstage
assonance
repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different constant sounds especially in words that are close together in a poem
preposition phrase
begins with a preposition ( a word such as above, across, behind, between, during, from , in, into , like, of, on , over, to, under, with) and ends with the object of that preposition
adjective phrase
a prepositional phrase that modifies a verb, an adjective, or an adverb(which tells how,when, where, why, or to what extent, how long or how far
connotation
all the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests
mood
connotations, or the suggestive power of certain words, play an important role