repetition of initial consonant sounds and is used to give emphasis to words, imitate sounds, and create musical effects
epetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in nonrhyming stressed syllables
use of words that imitate sounds
the occurrence of the same or similar sounds at the end of two or more words
a figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared
figure of speech where LIKE or AS is used to compare two unlike ideas
type of figurative language in which a non human subject is given human characteristics
An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly
remark by a character in a play intended to be heard by the audience but not by the other characters.
An account of a person's life written by that person
Verse without rhyme
method used by a writer to develop a character
The most intense, exciting, or important point of something; a culmination or apex.
A serious disagreement or argument
An idea or feeling that a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning
Two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, forming a unit.
The literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.
A particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group
Conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie
A comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory.
Prose literature, about imaginary events and people.
Be a warning or indication of (a future event).
visually descriptive or figurative language
a short poem of songlike quality
A long speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast program
A temporary state of mind or feeling
a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events
representation of a subject which an author presents as fact
Secretly make plans to carry out (an illegal or harmful action)
A stanza of four lines
The place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place
An act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers
A poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line
A thing that represents or stands for something else
subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition
overall quality of a musical or vocal sound
An event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress
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