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Allegory

Work of literature on two levels of meaning, one literal and one symbolic

Animal Farm

Alliteration

Repetition of initial consonant sounds

Kate kissed Kent

Allusion

Brief reference to an historical or literary figure, event, or object

The Bible

Ambiguity

Expression that has more than one meaning and leaves uncertainty to meaning

You are hot

Antagonist

Character in conflict with the main character

The Joker

Antagonist

Character in conflict with the main character

The Joker

Antithesis

Contrasting thought in parallel arrangements

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Antagonist

Character in conflict with the main character

The Joker

Antithesis

Contrasting thought in parallel arrangements

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Archetype

Character or plot element throughout all cultures and time periods

Tyrannical king

Antagonist

Character in conflict with the main character

The Joker

Antithesis

Contrasting thought in parallel arrangements

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Archetype

Character or plot element throughout all cultures and time periods

Tyrannical king

Aside

Statement delivered so that other characters on stage don't hear it

Romeo and Juliet

Antagonist

Character in conflict with the main character

The Joker

Antithesis

Contrasting thought in parallel arrangements

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Archetype

Character or plot element throughout all cultures and time periods

Tyrannical king

Aside

Statement delivered so that other characters on stage don't hear it

Romeo and Juliet

Blank verse

Metrical verse with no ending rhyme

Shakespeare

Characterization

Personality of character

Method a writer uses

Characterization

Personality of character

Method a writer uses

Chiasmus

Reversed repetition, usually parallel in syntax

Foul is fair and fair is foul

Characterization

Personality of character

Method a writer uses

Chiasmus

Reversed repetition, usually parallel in syntax

Foul is fair and fair is foul

Colloquial expressions

Informal, accepted in certain geographical areas

Ya'll

Characterization

Personality of character

Method a writer uses

Envelope method

Middle is flashback

The Notebook

Epic

A long narrative of a hero

The Odyssey

Epiphany

A sudden understanding or burst of insight

Ah!

Rhetoric

Skill in use of eloquent use of language

Writing

Satire

Ridicule the subject of the work

A Modest Proposal

Soliloquy

Long speech made by character who is alone

Romeo in Romeo and Juliet

Simile

Comparison between two unlike quantities with "like" or "as"

As red as an apple.

Symbolism

Using image to represent an idea

Black cat=bad luck

Syntax

Grammar of sentence

CALCULATOR ERROR

Theme

Ingredient that gives the work unity

What is this work about?

Chiasmus

Reversed repetition, usually parallel in syntax

Foul is fair and fair is foul

Thesis

Main position in an essay or speech

In the introduction paragraph

Tragic Flaw

Error in judgement

Odysseus

Vernacular

Mode of expression

Style of one who speaks

Tone

Author's attitude

Um exuuuuuuuuse me?

Colloquial expressions

Informal, accepted in certain geographical areas

Ya'll

Conceit

An extended metaphor

Animal Farm

Connotation

Implications that a word may carry

Special


-unique


-different


-distinguished

Crux

Most crucial line that best shows the main point

To be or not to be


To suicide or kill my uncle

Denotation

Exact meaning of word

House

Diction

Author's choice of words

Formal, informal, simple, complex

Dramatic irony

Mean one thing while saying another

Dramatic ________

Ellipsis

Omission of a word or words

"If (it is) possible, (you) come early"