general version of personality or something. (ex. yellow, red, hero)
charater based on common social stereotype
a character that acts as a contrast to another character. Foils are usually minor characters but can sometimes be major characters.
Main character, displays a complex set of both good and bad traits. They face moral crisis, physical or emotional challenge. Readers usually sympathize with the protangonist.
someone opposed to the protagonist and who impedes his progress.
a specific common belief about a certain kind of people
a solo, a charater speaking to themselves about their thoughts or feelings
a serious talk or speech
the introduction to a play or act, anything explaining following information
an angry speech or piece of writing which severely criticizes something or someone
believing in more than one God
a brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or fictitious, or to a work of art. Casual reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event. An allusion may be drawn from history, geography, literature, or religion.
a comparison between one thing and another saying that something is another thing.
an exaggeration for the sake of emphasis. Don't take it literally, them be frontin', hoe.
addressing someone or somthing who is not actually there as if they were there.
a type of imagery that makes a comparison between one thing and another, to strengthen the word picture in the reader's mind using like or as
saying the opposite of what one means. AKA Litotes.
the technique of giving human attributes to something that is not human
the technique of mentioning a part of something to represent the whole thing
the repetition of consonant sounds at the end or in th middle of words
use of repeated consonant sounds to create a sound picture. May be at the start of each word or within the words. Adds rhythm to the poem. (According to Fabes, it can NEVER be accidental. So when I typed "word or within the words" it was purposeful alliteration...yeahno)
the term for those words that sound like the noise they are describing. Like "woof" or "moooo" & "meow"
the use of repeated vowel sounds to create a sound picture. The sound may be repeated at the start or the end of each word or within the words themselves. Alliteration is the sound, assonance is the letter.
the substitution of word naming an object for another word closely associated with it