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alliteration
The repetition of initial consonant sounds in words.
metaphor
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things that are basically different but have something in common. Unlike a simile, a metaphor does not contain the words like or as.
plot
The action or sequence of events in a story. Plot is usually a series of related incidents that builds and grows as the story develops. There are five basic elements in a plot line: (a) exposition; (b) rising action; (c) climax; (d) falling action; and (e) resolution or denouement.
character
A person who takes part in the action of a story, novel, or a play. Sometimes characters can be animals or imaginary creatures, such as beings from another planet.
setting
The time and place of the action in a story, play, or poem.
conflict
In narration, the struggle between the opposing forces that moves the plot forward. Conflict can be internal, occurring within a character, or external, between characters or between a character and an abstraction such as nature or fate.
onomatopoeia
The use of a word whose sound suggests its meaning, as in clang, buzz, twang.
personification
A form of metaphor in which language relating to human action, motivation, and emotion is used to refer to non-human agents or objects or abstract concepts: The weather is smiling on us today; Love is blind
simile
A comparison of two unlike things in which a word of comparison (often like or as) is used.
stanza
A recurring grouping of two or more verse lines in terms of length, metrical form, and, often, rhyme scheme.
verse
A unit of poetry such as a stanza or line.
hyperbole
An intentional exaggeration for emphasis or comic effect.
narrative
is a story that is created in a constructive format that describes a sequence of fictional or non-fictional events
limerick
a kind of a witty, humorous, or nonsense poem. The standard form of a limerick is a stanza of five lines, with the first, second and fifth usually rhyming with one another and having three feet of three syllables each; and the shorter third and fourth lines also rhyming with each other, but having only two feet of three syllables.