repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive clauses
a short pithy instructive saying
When the writing of a scene evokes feelings of dignified pity and sympathy, pathos is at work. When writing strains for grandeur it can't support and tries to jerk tears from every little hiccup, that's bathos.
purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
the feelings or emotions surrounding a word
(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
an adjetive or phrase that describes a prominent feature of a person or thing
a way of saying something other than the literal meaning
Traditional conventions for each genre of literature
to draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented
comparison of two dissimilar items
AKA loose sentence; main subject and verb come first
a simple story that illustrates a moral or religious lesson
a sudden shift that sends the protagonist's fortunes from good to bad or vice versa
The solution of the major conflict in the plot.
well-developed character that much is known about
a speech given by a character alone on stage
Uncertainty or anxiety the reader feels about what is going to happen next in a story
The central argument that an author makes in a work.