introduces the characters, setting, and basic situation
events leading up to the climax
the point of highest interest in a literary work
The falling action is that part of the story in which the main part (the climax) has finished and you're heading to the conclusion.
final outcome; final development of the plot of a play or other literary work; the end of a story when everything is explained
In tragedy, the event or act that leads to the hero's or heroine's downfall
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
the character who works against the protagonist in the story
the main character in a literary work
a literary tone used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness, often with the intent of correcting, or changing, the subject of the satiric attack.
Over exaggeration of a character
A married man whose wife has cheated on him.
The best example of a character in a story
seize the day
Carpe Diem Poem
A seduction poem
deliberately cute and flirtatious; pretending shyness
highly abstract and over-theoretical
vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
compares 2 things as if they were the same without the words "like" or "as".
A literary work in which characters, objects, or actions represent abstractions
Allude to something, a brief reference to a person, place, or thing.
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)
the multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage
A protagonist who lacks one or more of the conventional qualities attributed to a hero. Instead of being dignified, brave, idealistic, or purposeful, the antihero may be cowardly, self-interested, alienated, or weak.