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Abstract

Typically complex; discusses intangible qualities like good and evil

Academic

Adjective: Dry and theoretical

Accent

In poetry, the stressed portion of a word
EX: "to BE or NOT to be"

Aesthetic

Appealing to the senses. like artistic judgement.
EX: A kid who has a room filled with pictures of kittens ad daisies, with pink walls and listens to nothing but happy busic

Allegory

A story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic meaning outside the tale itself

Anachronism

Misplaced in time.
EX: If an actor in a play about Julias Caesar forgets to take off his wristwatch

Analogy

A comparison involve two or more symbolic parts used to clarify an action or a relationship

Anecdote

Short Narrative

Anthropomorphism

In literature when intimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena are given human characteristics, behavior or motivation

Anticlimax

An action produces far smaller results than one had been led to expect

Antihero

Protagonist(main character) who is unheroic: morally weak, cowardly, dishonest, or any umber of other unsavory qualities

Aphorism

Short and witty saying
EX: "Classic? a book which people praise and dont read"

Archaism

The use of old fashioned language
EX: "Ye Olde Candle Shoppe"

Aside

A speech/short comment made by an actor to the audience as though momentarily stepping outside the action on stage

Atmosphere

The emotional tone or background that surrounds a scene

Ballad

Long, narrative poem, very regular meter and rhyme.

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