A casual and brief reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event.
The recurrence of initial consonant sounds-the repetition is usually limited to two words.
Narrative in which literal meaning corresponds directly to symbolic meaning.
Repetition of word(s) for meaning.
Something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time.
A brief, sententious statement of a truth or principle; a brief saying embodying a moral; a concise statement of a principle or precept given in pointed words.
A direct address to an absent or dead person or to an object, quality or idea.
Words that are outdated and are not often used anymore.
In a play, words spoken by a character directly to the audience or to another character but NOT overheard by others on stage.
Repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sequence of nearby words.
The mood the reader gets from the setting, the characterization and the tone of the narrator.
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter.
The clash of dicordant or harsh sounds within a sentence or phrase.
The literary (dicionary) meaning of a word is its DENOTATION. The CONNOTATION of a word involves feelings and emotions associated with it.
Occurs when the reader or audience knows something important that a character does not know.
A character who changes in some important way(s) as a result of the story's action.
An adjective or phrase that describes a prominent feature of a person or thing.
The substitution of a mild or less negative word or phrase for a harsh or blunt one.
A character with only one or two personality traits.
A character who serves as a contrast or opposite to another character.
A figure of speech in which deliberate exxaggeration is used for emphasis.
A type of metrical foot that consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.
Representation through language of sensory experience either visual, sound, smell, taste, touch, or internal sensation, or movement or tension in muscles.
A line of poetry made up of five iambs (10 syllables).
A technique of detachment that draws awareness to the discrepancy between words and their meanings, between expectation and fulfillment, or between what is and what seems to be.
What is expected to happen is different than the outcome.
Use of a statement that, by context, implies its opposite.
Two items placed side by side to create an effect, reveal an attutude, or accomplish a purpose.
A form of understatement in which a statement is affirmed by negating its opposite.
An act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.
A comparison is made between two seemingly unrelated subjects without using LIKE or AS.
The substitution of one term for another that is generally associated with it.
A reoccurring image, phrase, or idea that relates to and develops the theme.
The use of words which in their pronunciation suggest their meaning.
A figure of speech consisting of that form of antithesis in which, for emphasis, contradictory terms are brought sharply together.
Quality in literature that evokes high emotion, most commonly sorrow, pity, compassion.
An apparently self-contradictory statement which, on closer inspection is found to contain a deeper truth.
Use of two or more words, phrases, or sentences with the same grammatical structure.
The metaphorical reprentation of an animal or inanimate object as having human attributes- attributes of form, character, feelings, behavior, and so on.
A lay on words that exploits the similar in sound between two words with distincly different meanings.
A form of verbal Irony in which the opposite of what the speaker says is meant, usually expressing scorn or meant to hurt.
Work that exposes to ridicule the shortcomings of individuals, institutions, or society, often to make a political point.
A figure of speech in which one thing is likened to another, in such a way as to clarify and enhance an image. it is an explicit comparison, recognizable by the use of LIKE or AS.
A long speech in which a character who is alone on stage expresses private thoughts or feelings.
Fourteen-line lyric poem, usuall written in iambic pentameter.
It has three quatrains (four line stanza) followed by a concluding couplet (two line rhyming stanza)
Made up of two parts: an eight line octave witha rhyme scheme abbaabba, and a six line sestet with the rhyme scheme cdecde or cdcdcd.
A form of metonymy in which a part of an entity is used to refer to the whole.
The use of one kind of sensory experience to decribe another.
An object, animate or inanimate, which represents or stands for something else.
The essential idea, group of ideas, or philosophy that the writer wants the reader to understand from the story they are telling.
The attitude of style or the expression used to write; adds to atmosphere.