A story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand for other people or events or for abstract ideas or qualities.
The repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together.
A reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture.
A technique by which a writer deliberately suggests two or more different and sometimes conflicting, meanings in a work.
A comparison made between two things to show how they are alike..
A metrical foot that has two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed syllable.
A story or brief episode told by the writer or a character to illustrate a point.
The opponent who struggles against or blocks the hero or protagonist in a story.
Attributing human characteristics to an animal or inanimate object.
A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about like.
A technique by which a writer addresses an inanimate object, an idea, or a person who is either dead or absent.
A form of persuasion that appeals to reason, rather than emotion, to convince an audience to think or act in a certain way.
The repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words that are close together.
The mood or feeling created in a piece of writing.
An account of the writer's own life.
A song or poem that tells a story
An account of someone's life written by another person
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter.
The natural, rhythmic rise and fall of a language as it is normally spoken.
A pause or break within a line of poetry.
A list of things, people, or events
An individual in a story or play
The process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character
When the writer directly tells us the personality of the character.
When a writer indirectly tells us about the character, having to exercise our own judgement
One who does not change much in the course of a story
Changes in some important way as a result of the story's action
Only one or two personality traits
More dimensions to their personalities, like people.
A word or phrase, often a figure of speech that has become lifeless because of overuse.
That point in a plot that creates the greatest intensity, suspense, or interest.
In general, a story that ends with a happy resolution of the conflicts faced by the main character or characters
An elaborate metaphor or other figure of speech that compares two things that are startlingly different
A poem in which the words are arranged on a page to suggest a visual representation of the subject
The struggle between opposing forces or characters in a story
The associations and emotional overtones that have become attached to a word or phrase, in addition to its strict dictionary definition
The repetition of the same or similar final consonant sounds on accented syllables or in important words.
Two consecutive rhyming lines of poetry
A metrical foot of three syllables in which the first syllable is stressed and the next two are unstressed
The conclusion (or resolution) of a story
One of the four major forms of discourse in which language is used to create a mood or emotion.
A way of speaking that is characteristics of a certain social group or of the inhabitants of a certain geographical area.
A speaker or writer;s choice of words
A poem in which a character speaks to one or more listeners
A poem of mourning, usually about someone who has died
A long narrative poem, written in heightened language, which recounts the deeds of a heroic character who embodies the values of a particular society
A descriptive word or phrase that is frequently used to characterize a person or thing
a short pice of nonfiction prose in which the writer discusses so,e aspect of a subject
One of the four major forms of discourse, in which something is explained or "set forth."
A very short story told in prose or poetry that teaches a practical lesson about how to succeed in life.
A type of comedy in which ridiculous and often stereotyped characters are involved in silly, far-fetched situations.