a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
a reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture
The emotional quality of a literary work. Often created with details about people and setting.
a number of different elements come together to make up a writer's style. They include (but are not necessarily limited to) diction, sentence length, sentence type, and the absence or presence of various literary devices.
this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and bad traits as well as background
this character seems to possess only one or two personality traits - little or no background is revealed
a character who does not change at all, or who remains almost entirely the same, throughout the course of a play or story
a reason that explains, or partially explains a character's thoughts, feelings, actions or speech
the writer reveals information about a character and his personality through that character's thoughts, words, and actions, along with how other characters respond to that character, including what they think and say about him.
In literature and drama, the method of character development in which the author simply tells what the character is like
the point of highest interest, the conflict must be resolved one way or another or a character begins to take action to end the conflict
a problem or struggle between a character and someone or something outside of the character
A vocabulary strategy in which the reader looks at the words around an unfamiliar word to find clues to its meaning.