A narrative that is an extended metaphor. In an ________, the characters, setting, and other parts of the story have both literal and symbolic meanings.
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words or stressed syllables. A poet may use _______________ to dramatize action or mimic actual sounds.
A person portrayed in a story or drama. _______________ can be unique or stereotypical.
The decisive moment of a narrative or drama, usually the most intense part of the story and occurring near the end.
The literal meaning of a word
The resolution of a narrative or drama, following the climax
The conversation between characters in a narrative or drama
Language that is not literal. Similies, metaphors, and personification are examples of ___________________. They represent something through a direct or implied comparison with something else.
The inclusion within a narrative of an event that occurred before the present time of the narrative
A hint about something that will happen later in the story
Verse with no meter, variable line length, and either no rhyme or an unpatterned use of rhyme
idioms or colloquial language
Patterns of speech or words that reflect a specific cultural group or region
The use of language to create vivid sensory impressions in the imagination
Word choices made to invite comparison with other well-known works or authors
The jumping-off point where a story starts to take shape or become more interesting
A type of figurative language in which two unlike things are compared; in a __________, one thing is to be said of the other.
The desire or reasons that drive a character to act
A story or account telling about events that may be fictional or true
The person who tells a story; the voice that an author employs to tell a story.
A type of figurative language in which animals, objects, or ideas take on human characteristics
The series of events that make up a story
point of view
The position from which a narrator tells a story, either from within the story (first person) or as an outside observer (third person)
The main character
The recurrence of a word or pattern for effect
The time, place, and circumstances in which a story takes place
A type of figurative language in which two unlike things are compared using the words like or as
A grouping of lines of verse within a song or poem
The order of the parts of a story or poem, and the relationship of the parts to each other and to the work as a whole
An image, word, or object that stands for something greater than itself, the image is usually visible, but what it represents is often invisible
The central idea of a poem, short story, or novel
The point at which a decision or event sets up the climax of the story; the _________________ occurs near the middle of the story, between the inciting moment and the climax
The perspective of the narrator of the story