an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances
an outside reference to history, literature, mythology, etc. in order to make the reader understand the story more clearly
a technique by which a writer deliberately suggests two or more different, and sometimes conflicting, meanings in a work.
something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance
address to an absent or imaginary person
model of excellence as that of a God
inscription in memory on tombstone
in medias res
"in the midst of things," in/into middle of sequence of events
understatement for emphasis
misue of word of confusion with homonym
impractical romantic ideals;mysterious quality
"getting what he deserves" in the end
idealizing rural life(shepherd's life)
unexpected change of fortune;reverse of circumstances
recognition of truth about oneself
character flaw of tragic hero leading to downfall
a character who works against the protagonist
A brief account of some interesting event or incident.
One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality.
A decrease in the importance of an event or saying
A protagonist with the opposite attributes of a hero
A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.
an original model or pattern
the mood of the story
seize the day, make the most of life
inversion in the second of two parallel phrases
the trait of being vain and conceited
point in the story where conflict is at its peak
figures of speech
rhetorical devices that make striking comparisons that help the listener to visualize, identify with, and understand your ideas
a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
A figure of speech that occurs when a person says one thing but means another.
when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't
the opposite of what is expected occurs
the character is one dismensional
: A round character is a major character in a work of fiction who encounters conflict and is changed by it
character that does not change or changes a little over story
character who grows, learns, or changes in some significant way throughout the story; the character is different at the end of the story than at the beginning.
Characterization in which the author tells the reader about a character
The means by which a writer reveals a character to a reader, including appearance, speech and behavior, thoughts and feelings, and other characters' reactions and opinions.
Characterization through physical description, that character's thoughts, words and actions, or other characters' comments
long poem that tells about legendary or heroic deeds