A character or force in conflict with the main character
A device in which a character in a drama makes a short speech which is heard by the audience to express true feelings but not by other characters in the play
light and humorous drama with a happy ending
a humorous scene or incident that alleviates tension in an otherwise serious work.
a character whose personality and attitude contrast sharply with those of another
the principal character in a work of fiction
a humorous play on words
in drama, a character speaks alone on stage to allow his/her thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience
A type of serious drama that ends in disaster or catastrophe for the main character
repetition of initial consonant sounds
repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive clauses
A figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent or imaginary person, or some abstraction
The repetition of two or more vowel sounds in successive words, which creates a kind of rhyme. Like alliteration, the assonance may occur initially ("all the awful auguries") or internally ("white lilacs").
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
A natural pause or break in a line of poetry, usually near the middle of the line.
the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning
the repetition of consonant sounds within or at the end of a word, e.g., east, west, best, test, trust, burst
a pair of successive lines of verse, esp. a pair that rhyme and are of the same length
The dictionary definition of a word
the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break.
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
a deliberate exaggeration or overstatement
An expression peculiar to a particular language, religion, or community that means something different from the literal meaning of the words.
the descriptive or figurative language used in literature to create word pictures for the reader
a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things without the use of such specific words of comparison as like, as, than, or resembles
an arranged pattern of rhythm in a line of verse
The use of words to imitate sounds/audio
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
The duplication, either exact or approximate, of any element of language
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
the pattern of beats or stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds formed with 'like' or 'as'
the imaginary voice a poet uses when writing a poem
Usually a repeated grouping of three or more lines with the same meter and rhyme scheme.
a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part