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Extended Metaphor

a figure of speech that constructs an analogy between two things or ideas

Dialogue

conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play or idea

Setting

the place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an even takes place

Stage Directions

an instruction in the text of a play

Dramatic Exposition

the stucture of a dramatic work such as a play or film

Onomatopoeia

the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named

Personification

the attribution of a personal nature of human characteristics to something non human

Alliteration

the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words

Direct Characterization

the process of conveying information about characters in a narrative or drama

Indirect Characterization

the process by which the personality of fictitious character is revealed though the character's speech, actions, appearance, etc.

Static Character

a character is the representation of a person in a narrative or dramatic work of art

First Person Point of View

narration is viewed from the perspective "i" or "we"

Third Person Omniscient

both the reader and author observe the situation, seeing and knowing everything that happens

Allegory

when on the surface on story is told, but underneath it has a hidden meaning

Verbal Irony

when a character says one thing, but means another

Consonance

repetition of identical consonants and sounds

Mood

the feeling the reader gets while reading

Imagery

representation in language of an experience in detail

Obeisance

a deep respect

Quaint

old-fashioned charm

Bleak

cold and piercing

Countenance

appearence

Placid

pleasantly calm

Ominous

evil or harmful

Tempest

violent commotion

Lore

learning; knowlege

Implore

to beg

Beguiling

influence

Discourse

communication

Dirges

funeral song

Censer

a burning container

Undaunted

not discouraged

Chamber

private room

Token

souvenir

Melancholy

sad

Divulge

to tell; to reveal

Abet

to assist in a crime or wrongdoing

Dogmatic

arrogant and stubborn

Insipid

lacking flavor; dull

Extraneous

not essential

Coerce

to force by using threats

Jaundiced

prejudiced; hostile

Meticlous

extremely careful with details

Temerity

recklessness

Gregarious

sociable

Avarice

greed; desire for wealth

Furtive

stealthy; secretive

Bacchanalian

wild and drunken

Extradite

to turn over or deliver to the legal jurisdiction of another government or authority

Copious

humorous; large in quantity

Irascible

easily angred

Mercenary

professional soldier hired by a foreign army

Bastion

strong defense or fort

Jettison

to cast overboard

Ostracize

to banish and ignore

Heathen

not religious, uncivilized person

Abomination

greatly disliked; shameful

Paradox

self-contradictory statement

Propriety

proper behavior and manners

Dissembling

to give a false, or misleading appearance to

Theocracy

type of government in the crucible

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