the device of using characters &/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning.
the repetition of sounds, esp initial consonant sounds in 2+ neighboring words.
a direct or indirect reference to something which is commonly known.
a terse statement which expresses a general truth or moral principle.
a figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or abstraction.
the repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by diff consonant sounds.
a poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas.
a verse without rhyme; uses iambic pentameter.
the implied, suggested meaning of a word.
a way in which something is usually done.
2 lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit.
the literal, dictionary definition of a word
a turn of phrase intended to produce a particular effect in speech or a literary work.
a writer's word choice.
leaving the main subject temporarily in speech/writing.
"..." - omitting words that aren't nec (partic in a quote)
a long narrative poem; recounts the deeds of a hero.
a less offensive substitute for a generally unpleasant word/concept.
poetry that doesn't conform to a reg meter or rhyme scheme.
poem constructed from a sequence of rhyming pairs or iambic pentameter lines.
a figure of speech using deliberate exagg or overstatement.
sensory details or fig lang used to describe. helps to create a "mental picture"
a figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words.
contradictory terms to suggest a paradox. ex: "its cold as hell, yo!"
a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.
a statement that appears to be self-contradictory, but contains some degree of truth or validity.
the grammatical or rhetorical framing of words/phrases/sentences/paragraphs to give structural similarity.
a work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect &/or ridicule.
a figure of speech in which the author describes animals/inanimate by giving them human traits.
a work that targets human vices & follies for reform or ridicule.
the action of scanning a line of verse to determine its rhythm.
a long speech made by a character in a play alone. ex: "to be or not to be"
a poem or fourteen lines using any combo of formal rhyme schemes. English: 10 syllables per line. Italian: more complex.
contains subject & verb. cannot stand alone.
describes the author's attitude toward his material, audience or both.
presenting something as less significant than it is.