a play on words, one that wittily exploits a double meaning
putting two contradictory words together
a difference beween appearance and reality
a humorous scene inserted into a serious work of fiction or drama
the act of presenting materials that hint at the events to occur later in a story
a statement made by a character in a play, intended to be heard by the audience but not by the other characters on the stage
a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken or written about as if it were another. It invites the reader to make a comparison between the two things.
a fourteen-line poem, usually in iambic pentameter
a speech delivered by a lone character that reveals the speaker's thoughts and feelings
far-fetched or extended metaphor
a figure of speech in which an idea, animal, or thing is described as if it were a person
an exaggeration made for rhetorical effect
a comparison using "like" or "as"
when something is known by the audience or reader but unknown to the characters
a seemingly contradictory statement, idea, or event
repetition of initial consonant sounds (goodness gracious!)