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pretty self explanitory guys

Smilie

a comparison using like or as

Denouement

final part of a story (resolution)

Free verse

part of a poem that doesn't rhyme

Theme

a piece of writing

Rising action

complications start to form

Tone

attitude a writer takes toward an audience, a subject or a character

Protagonist

main character

antagonist

main negative character

biography

a story written about a person

alliteration

same letter in a row (No Nando's Niall)

internal rhyme

rhyming inside the poem

setting

where the story takes place

metaphor

a comparison without using like or as

conflict

a complication or troubles

foreshadowing

hinting that something will happen later in the story

dramatic irony

the audience knows something that the characters don't

irony

when you expect something to happen but something else happened

Climax

the main action of the story, there is no turning back

plot

the gist of the story

Onomatopoeia

a word that is a sound (zoom, woosh, pow)

Epic

a longer poem about characters that are larger than life

comedy

a light hearted story (usually people laugh)

Tragedy

a sad story

symbol

something in a story that means something else
(the tree in Ethan Frome)

Characterization

what the character is like

plot structure

exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution/ denouement

Allusion

reference to a statement, person, place or event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science, or pop culture

Sestet

an acronym or abbreviation

epic

a longer poem with characters that are LARGER THAN LIFE!

iambic pentameter

a line of poetry that contains five iambs

Conflict

obstacles that a character goes through

dramatic convention

Dramatic conventions are the specific actions or techniques the actor, writer or director has employed to create a desired dramatic effect/style.

Stock character

A stock character is a fictional character based on a common literary or social stereotype.

metonymy

The substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant, for example suit for business executive

Octave

The interval between these two notes

ode

A lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter

Blank verse

a verse in a poem that does not rhyme

Ballad

a song that tells a story (ballad of Mona Lisa)

Exposition

beginning of a story

Dialogue

Conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie

Consonance

Agreement or compatibility between opinions or actions. The recurrence of similar sounds, esp. consonants, in close proximity (chiefly as used in prosody)

Hyperbole

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

Oxymoron

A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (pretty ugly)

couplet

two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, forming a unit

autobiography

a person writing about their life

Assonance

repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words that are close together in a poem

Act

different parts of a play

Soliloquy

act of speaking one's thoughts

Quatrain

four lines with alternate rhymes

apostrophe

a punctuation mark (')

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