The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close to one another.
An indirect or passing reference to some event, person, place, or artistic work.
A Greek word that implies rule or law, and is used in literature
A short moral story (often with animal characters), an extended narrative in prose or verse ;
A long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society.
The central figure in a long narrative who possess larger -than-life qualities such as bravery, loyalty, and heroism.
A character who sets off another character by strong contrast.
In Anglo-Saxon poetry, a metaphorical phrase or compound word used to name a person, place, thing, or event indirectly.
An understatement for rhetorical effect
The act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two seemingly unlike things without using a connective word such as like, as, than, or resembles.
A pause or break within a line of poetry, usually indicated by the natural ryhthm of the language.
Teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson
A division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different