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Repetition of consonant sounds

Alliteration

A reference to a statement, a person, a place, an event, a work of art, or popular culture

Allusion

Unrhymed iambic pentameter

Blank verse

The highest point of interest in the story and how the conflict resolves and how the story ends

Climax/resolution

Plays that start in trouble and end in peace

Comedy

Plays that start in trouble and end in peace

Comedy

A humorous scene placed between two very serious scenes; intended to relieve tension felt by the audience

Comic relief

Two lines of rhymed iambic pentameter

Couplet

Long poem, derived from an ancient oral form

Epic

An adjective or descriptive phrase that is used regularly to describe or characterize a person, place, or thing.

Epithet

Portion of literary work, rather than the whole

Excerpt

Portion of literary work, rather than the whole

Excerpt

Comprehensive description or explanation of an idea or theory

Exposition

Metaphor that extends through several lines of poetry & includes several points of comparison

Extended metaphor

Metaphor that extends through several lines of poetry & includes several points of comparison

Extended metaphor

Figure of speech in which things that are different are compared by the use of words like or as. A figure of speech similar to a simile.

Figurative language

Metaphor that extends through several lines of poetry & includes several points of comparison

Extended metaphor

Figure of speech in which things that are different are compared by the use of words like or as. A figure of speech similar to a simile.

Figurative language

Two characters placed in a scene together in order to highlight their contrasting personalities

FOIL Characters

Hints that are given about events yet to come in the story

Foreshadowing

Extended comparison between something an audience could not have realistically seen and something ordinary that they would have been familiar with

Homeric simile

Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion to create a comic effect

Hyperbole

Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion to create a comic effect

Hyperbole

Poetic foot containing 2 syllables the first syllable is unaccented while the second syllable is accented

Iambic pentameter

Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion to create a comic effect

Hyperbole

Poetic foot containing 2 syllables the first syllable is unaccented while the second syllable is accented

Iambic pentameter

Language that appeals to the senses

Imagery

Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion to create a comic effect

Hyperbole

Poetic foot containing 2 syllables the first syllable is unaccented while the second syllable is accented

Iambic pentameter

Language that appeals to the senses

Imagery

Logical assumption based on the info the reader has been given

Inference

Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion to create a comic effect

Hyperbole

Poetic foot containing 2 syllables the first syllable is unaccented while the second syllable is accented

Iambic pentameter

Language that appeals to the senses

Imagery

Logical assumption based on the info the reader has been given

Inference

Contrast between what is expected and what is actual

Irony

Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion to create a comic effect

Hyperbole

Poetic foot containing 2 syllables the first syllable is unaccented while the second syllable is accented

Iambic pentameter

Language that appeals to the senses

Imagery

Logical assumption based on the info the reader has been given

Inference

Contrast between what is expected and what is actual

Irony

Figure of speech that compare two unlike things in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the words like, as, than or resembles.

Metaphor

Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion to create a comic effect

Hyperbole

Poetic foot containing 2 syllables the first syllable is unaccented while the second syllable is accented

Iambic pentameter

Language that appeals to the senses

Imagery

Logical assumption based on the info the reader has been given

Inference

Contrast between what is expected and what is actual

Irony

Figure of speech that compare two unlike things in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the words like, as, than or resembles.

Metaphor

A traditional story that is rooted in a particular culture, is basically religious, and usually serves to explain a belief, a ritual, or a mysterious natural phenomenon

Myth

Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion to create a comic effect

Hyperbole

Poetic foot containing 2 syllables the first syllable is unaccented while the second syllable is accented

Iambic pentameter

Language that appeals to the senses

Imagery

Logical assumption based on the info the reader has been given

Inference

Contrast between what is expected and what is actual

Irony

Figure of speech that compare two unlike things in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the words like, as, than or resembles.

Metaphor

A traditional story that is rooted in a particular culture, is basically religious, and usually serves to explain a belief, a ritual, or a mysterious natural phenomenon

Myth

The stories that define the basic beliefs and values of a culture

Mythology

Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion to create a comic effect

Hyperbole

Poetic foot containing 2 syllables the first syllable is unaccented while the second syllable is accented

Iambic pentameter

Language that appeals to the senses

Imagery

Logical assumption based on the info the reader has been given

Inference

Contrast between what is expected and what is actual

Irony

Figure of speech that compare two unlike things in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the words like, as, than or resembles.

Metaphor

A traditional story that is rooted in a particular culture, is basically religious, and usually serves to explain a belief, a ritual, or a mysterious natural phenomenon

Myth

The stories that define the basic beliefs and values of a culture

Mythology

Passing stories from generation to generation through spoken, not written word

Oral tradition

Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion to create a comic effect

Hyperbole

Poetic foot containing 2 syllables the first syllable is unaccented while the second syllable is accented

Iambic pentameter

Language that appeals to the senses

Imagery

Logical assumption based on the info the reader has been given

Inference

Contrast between what is expected and what is actual

Irony

Figure of speech that compare two unlike things in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the words like, as, than or resembles.

Metaphor

A traditional story that is rooted in a particular culture, is basically religious, and usually serves to explain a belief, a ritual, or a mysterious natural phenomenon

Myth

The stories that define the basic beliefs and values of a culture

Mythology

Passing stories from generation to generation through spoken, not written word

Oral tradition

Kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human

Personification

Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion to create a comic effect

Hyperbole

Play on multiple meanings of a word or on two words that sound alike or have different meanings

Pun

Poetic foot containing 2 syllables the first syllable is unaccented while the second syllable is accented

Iambic pentameter

Language that appeals to the senses

Imagery

Logical assumption based on the info the reader has been given

Inference

Contrast between what is expected and what is actual

Irony

Figure of speech that compare two unlike things in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the words like, as, than or resembles.

Metaphor

A traditional story that is rooted in a particular culture, is basically religious, and usually serves to explain a belief, a ritual, or a mysterious natural phenomenon

Myth

The stories that define the basic beliefs and values of a culture

Mythology

Passing stories from generation to generation through spoken, not written word

Oral tradition

Kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human

Personification

Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion to create a comic effect

Hyperbole

Play on multiple meanings of a word or on two words that sound alike or have different meanings

Pun

Four lines of rhymed iambic pentameter

Quatrain

Poetic foot containing 2 syllables the first syllable is unaccented while the second syllable is accented

Iambic pentameter

Language that appeals to the senses

Imagery

Logical assumption based on the info the reader has been given

Inference

Contrast between what is expected and what is actual

Irony

Figure of speech that compare two unlike things in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the words like, as, than or resembles.

Metaphor

A traditional story that is rooted in a particular culture, is basically religious, and usually serves to explain a belief, a ritual, or a mysterious natural phenomenon

Myth

The stories that define the basic beliefs and values of a culture

Mythology

Passing stories from generation to generation through spoken, not written word

Oral tradition

Kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human

Personification

Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion to create a comic effect

Hyperbole

Play on multiple meanings of a word or on two words that sound alike or have different meanings

Pun

Four lines of rhymed iambic pentameter

Quatrain

Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things using words such as like, as, resembles or than.

Simile

Poetic foot containing 2 syllables the first syllable is unaccented while the second syllable is accented

Iambic pentameter

Language that appeals to the senses

Imagery

Logical assumption based on the info the reader has been given

Inference

Contrast between what is expected and what is actual

Irony

Figure of speech that compare two unlike things in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the words like, as, than or resembles.

Metaphor

A traditional story that is rooted in a particular culture, is basically religious, and usually serves to explain a belief, a ritual, or a mysterious natural phenomenon

Myth

The stories that define the basic beliefs and values of a culture

Mythology

Passing stories from generation to generation through spoken, not written word

Oral tradition

Kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human

Personification

A speech made by a character who is alone on stage; intended to express the thoughts of a character to the audience

Soliloquy

A speech made by a character who is alone on stage; intended to express the thoughts of a character to the audience

Soliloquy

Poem of 14 lines of rhymed iambic pentameter

Sonnet

A speech made by a character who is alone on stage; intended to express the thoughts of a character to the audience

Soliloquy

Poem of 14 lines of rhymed iambic pentameter

Sonnet

Play that ends in violence

Tragedy