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a comparison of two or more similar objects, suggesting that if they are alike in certain respects, they will probably be alike in other ways as well
meaning suggested by a word beyond its definition, what a reader believes the word means
repetition, at close intervals, of final consonant sounds of accented syllables or important words
a long narrative poem recounting the exploits of larger-than-life character in important and heroic acts
a short, simple story that teaches a lesson. It usually includes animals that talk and act like people
writing from a writer's imagination. It can be inspired by actual events or completely made up.
using figures of speech to heighten meaning i.e. metaphor, simile, personification
the customs, legends, songs, and stories of a people or nation once handed down in the oral tradition
calling upon a divine power for aid. Many poems begin with an invocation asking for inspiration
a form of autobiographical writing in which a writer shares his or her own personal experiences and observations of significant events or people.
writing about real people, places, things, and events. Essays, news stories, speeches, etc.
a lyric poem usually composed in complex stanza form and generally intended to praise or commemorate
statement that seems contrasting to common sense yet may be true: "Coach said it was a good loss."
a form of literature intended to mock a particular literary work or its style, a comic effect is intended
LITERARY THEFT, when a writer duplicates another writer's work without giving proper credit
a kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination. _____ is usually arranged in lines, often has a regular pattern of rhythm, and has a regular rhyme scheme.
a literary tone used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness, often with the intent of correcting, or changing the way things are.
a comparison using like or as, "She stood in front of the altar, shaking like a freshly caught trout."
in drama, a speech in which character does not address others, but rather speaks aloud to himself
the lines follow each other without formal grouping, the only breaks being dictated by units of meaning, as paragraphs are in prose.
poet writes in a series of stanzas; repeated units having the same number of lines, usually the same meter, and often an identical rhyme scheme
traditional pattern that applies to a whole poem (i.e. haiku in Japan, and sestinas in France) In English poetry only two fixed forms have really taken hold: Limerick, Sonnet
a humorously exaggerated story about impossible events, often involving the supernatural abilities of the main character.
literature in which the character suffers disaster after a serious struggle but faces his or her downfall with heroic stature
a unique use of language that allows a reader to "hear" a human personality in a writer's work.
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