lit. device- a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize.
"Seize the day"; a Latin phrase implying that one must live for the present moment, for tomorrow may be too late.
the method of character development in which the author simply tells what the character is like.
the writer reveals information about a character and his personality through that character's thought, words, and actions.
the point in a story or play in which the internal and external conflicts reach the greatest intensity.
lit. device- a fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects.
a struggle between opposing needs, desires, or emotions within a single character.
a character struggles against some outside force: another character, society as a whole, or some natural force.
genre of theatre originating in England during the latter half of the 16th Century, being written and performed chiefly during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. It includes the works of William Shakespeare (his historical plays and comedies as well as his tragedies).
introductory material which gives the setting, creates the tone, presents the characters, and presents other facts necessary to understanding a story.
writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid (metaphors, similes, etc.)
a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable.
lit. device- the use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, or experience.
lit. device- incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs. witty language used to convey insults or scorn.
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
lit. device- figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, attitudes, or abilities.