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An underlying message about life or human nature that a writer wants the reader to understand.
Language that communicates meanings beyond the literal meanings of words.
A short speech directed to the audience or another character, that is not heard by the other characters on stage.
A speech in which a character speaks his or her thoughts aloud, while on stage alone.
A speech given by a single character alone on stage.
A special kind of concise paradox that brings together two contradictory terms such as loving hate.
The use of words whose sounds echo their meanings, such as buzz and whisper.
The repeating of vowel sounds within non rhyming words,
The repeating of a constant sound at the beginning of words, such as.... "Sally smells the sticky syrup."
An indirect reference to a famous person, place, event or literary work.
The attitude or feeling associated with a word in contrast to the words.
The literal or dictionary meaning of a word.
the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
Unrhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter. Each line has five pairs of syllables. (Much of Shakespeare's drama is blank verse)
The feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader, using descriptive words, figurative imagery and a rhythm of language used.
Individuals who participate in the action of a literary work. Like real people, they can display certain qualities or traits, they develop and change over time and usually have motivations for their behaviors.
One who undergoes important changes as a plot unfolds. The changes occur because of his or her actions and experiences in the story. The change is usually internal and may be good or bad. Main Characters are usually, but not always, dynamic.
A character who remains the same throughout the story. They may experience events and have interactions with others, but has not changed because of them.
A not highly developed character. One sided, has one outstanding trait, or role. Usually a minor character.
A complex and highly developed character, having a variety of traits, some may conflict in the character. They tend to display strengths, weaknesses, and a full range of emotions. The writer provides details to understand feelings and emotions.
A character who provides a striking contrast to another character.
First stage of a plot in a typical story. This provides important background information and introduces the setting and the important characters.
A struggle between opposing forces.
The point of the most tension or interest. This occurs after the conflict. This sometimes points you to the resolution.
How the falling action of a story plays out.
The time and place where the story happens.
A figure of speech in which human qualities are given to an object, animal or idea.
A figure of speech that makes a a comparison, using the words "like" or "as".
A figure of speech with a comparison between 2 things without using the words "like" or "as".
A joke that comes from a play on words.
a simile developed over several lines of verse, esp. one used in an epic poem.
Special kind of contrast between appearance and reality- usually one in which the reality is the opposite of what it seems.
An account of a conversation, an episode or an event that happened before the beginning of the story.
A person place or object that stands for something beyond itself.
something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
A writers use of hints or clues to suggest that will occur later in a story. The hints and clues that suggest events that will happen later in the story
All forms of written or spoken expression that are not in verse.
A pose writing that consists of imaginary elements.
A work with 2 levels of meaning- a literal one and a symbolic one
A long narrative poem on a serious subject, traces adventures of a great hero.
Writing that tells about real people, places or events- used to convey factual information.
The downfall of a dignified character who is involved in historically or socially significant events,
A principal character or force in opposition to the Protagonist, or main character. The antagonist is usually a character, but could also be circumstances, a force of nature, an aspect of society or a force within the protagonist.
The main character in a work of literature- the person who is involved in the conflict of the story.
The voice that relates the story's events to the reader.
A main character or protagonist in a story who tend to be better than the average person- typically strong and courageous.