Central idea of a work of literature.
The series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax.
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, ot a character.
Can be direct and indirect; the process of revealing the personality of a character in a story.
Series of related events that make up a story or drama. The order of which events occur.
Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, using words such as like, as, resembles, or than.
Main character in fiction or drama.
The time and place of a story of play.
a rhyme between words in the same line
Reference to a statement, a person, a place, or an event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science, or pop culture.
a rhythmic group of six lines of verse
Long story told in elevated language(usually poetry), which relates to the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society.
Line of poetry that contains five iambs.
Struggle or clash between opposing characters or opposing forces.
having unlimited knowledge; all-knowing.
a device that a playwright uses to present a story on stage and that the audience accepts as realistic
occurs when another character(s) and/or the audience know more than one or more characters on stage about what is happening.
Person, place, thing, or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well.
the stereotyped character in which he is immediately known from typical characters in history.
Contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality - between what is said and what is really meant, between what is expected to happen and what really does happen, or between what appears to be true and what is really true.
Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things. in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the word like, and, than, or resembles.
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with i
8 line stanza.
a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet.
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter.
Song that tells a story.
Type of writing that explains, gives information, defines, or clarifies and idea.
a conversation between two persons.
In general, a story that ends happily.
the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work.
The use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in a plot.
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words.
Use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning.
Repetition of the same or very similar consonant sounds in words that are close together in a poem.
Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion or to create a comic effect.
a two word phrase consisting of contradicting words.
two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme.
Account of the writer's own life.
Moment of great emotional intensity or suspense in a plot.
Play, novel, or other narrative that depicts serious and important events in which the main character comes to and unhappy end.
Series of related events that make up a story or drama.
Repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words that are close together in a poem.
Division of a play.
An unusually long speech in which a character who is onstage alone expresses his or her thoughts aloud.
A stanza or group of four lines of poetry.
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent or imaginary person, or some abstraction.
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme.
An account of a person's life, written or told by another person.