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