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a rhetorical or literary figure in which words, grammatical constructions, or concepts are repeated in reverse order, in the same or a modified form; e.g. 'Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.'
an idea or feeling that a word invokes person in addition to its literal or primary meaning : the word "discipline" has unhappy connotations of punishment and repression; the implication of such ideas or feelings.
the use of successive verbal constructions in poetry or prose that correspond in grammatical structure, sound, meter, meaning, etc.
a piece of writing expressing a character's inner thoughts.
Two or more scenes dealing with different individuals that happen at the approximate same time.
A major division of a play
Symbolic narration or description in which people, objects, and events directly correspond to other meanings, usually abstract, that they are intended to dramatize
Repetition of initial consonants or consonant sounds in two or more words
Reference to a historical, literary, or mythical person or event
A form of personification in which the absent or dead are spoken to as if present and the inanimate as animate
The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successes clauses or verses
The character in a work of fiction opposed to the protagonist
Repetition of accented vowel sounds in a series of words
Short, narrative poem with repetitive form
Unrhymed iambic pentameter
Trite, worn-out phrase or idea to which fresh, active responses are no longer possible
The point of maximum emotional intensity, or the turning point in the fortunes of the hero
Complication or Rising Action
In plot, the incident or series of incidents that lead from the point of attack to the climax
The struggle between opposing persons or forces in fiction the constitutes the essential element of plot
Repetition of consonance sounds within a series of words
The conclusion of the plot, the outcome of action along with any explanation necessary
The choice of words and the manner of there arrangement in order to produce a particular effect
A poem where a singular speaker addresses a silent auditor in the hope a achieving a particular purpose and in the process ironically revels his own character and motives
A lyric poem of lament and praise for the dead
A long poetic narrative concerned with the histories of one or more heroic characters engaged in an action of great significance
The portion of the plot that introduces the characters, sets the tone, and furnishes whatever information about the situation that is necessary to understand the subsequent action
The portion of the dramatic plot that leads from the climax to the denouement
Language that conveys meaning by the use of explicit or implicit comparisons
A scene that interrupts the action of a work to show a previous event
A character with one dominant trait the governs his actions
The use of hints or clues in a narrative to suggest future action
Poetry that does not use rhyme of regularized rhythm as a means of achieving coherence
A term meaning "kind" or "type" used to label the broad categorizes of literature
A deliberate, extravagant, and often outrageous exaggeration
A figure of speech or description that helps a reader imaginatively see, feel, taste, hear, smell, and experience the world
When a speaker or narrator says one thing but meaning the opposite
When a situation turns out differently that one would normally expect
A situation in which the audience more fully understands the significance of words or actions than do the characters.
The arrangement of two or more ideas, characters, actions, settings, phrases, or words side by side or in similar narrative moments of the purpose of comparison, contrast.....
An expository poem revealing the personal responses of the poet
A comparison of two unlike things not using like or as
The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry, described in terms of the basic unit of pattern, the foot.
A figure of speech describing one thing by referring to another closely related to it; association name
The atmosphere or predominant emotion in the text
a recurring object, concept, or structure in a literary work
The purpose that dominates a character in fiction and gives rises to his actions.
The telling of a story in writing or speaking
The point of view in fiction in which the author is inside the mind of any of his characters at will
The use of words that mimic the sounds they describe
The bringing together of two sharply contrasting terms in a single phrase; a form of paradox
Linking of apparently contradictory terms in a single statement that is true
A figure of speech that gives animals, inanimate objects, or abstract ideas human characteristics
A plan of action in narrative and drama containing a conflict and its resolution
Point of View
The angle from which the story is told, usually narrator participant, limited omniscient, and omniscient
The central character in a work of literature
Is a play of words that are identical or similar in sounds but have sharply diverse meanings
Similarity and identity of sounds in two or more, usually the last words of poetic lines
Order or pattern of end rhymes in an poem
The pattern of phrasing in a line, stanza, or an entire poem; not governed by meter but by natural pauses, punctuation....
The complication of action between the point of attack (initial incidence) and the climax
A character with some complexity compared to a flat character.
The use of verbal irony in which a person appears to be praising something but is actually insulting
The physical background to a story; environment of the characters; time and place
Shift or Turn
Refers to change or movement in a piece resulting from a epiphany, realization, or insight gained by speaker, character, or reader
Direct comparison of one thing to another to another using "like" "as" "so"
Lyric poem of 14 lines
Octave (2 groups of 4 lines) posing a question, followed by a Seset (2 groups of 3 lines) answering the question
Three quatrains presenting some situation followed by couplets giving ~summary or commentary.
Two or more lines of poetry unified by meter, rhyme, thought, or all of these
The framework of literature
The writer's characteristic manner of employing language
The uncertainty resulting from conflict, the desire to know the outcome of actions for characters who have aroused our interest
A word or phrase, an object or action, that has significance/meaning beyond what it is itself as suggested by the context
A form of metaphor describing something by reference to one small but important part of it (Part of a whole)
The arrangement of words and the order of grammatical elements in a sentence
The unifying idea underlying a literary work, the thesis. Described with more than two words
The attitude of the author towards his subject, character, and audience, as indicated by the choice of words and detail
The opposite of hyperbole. A kind of irony that deliberately represents something as much less than it actually is
The final part of a narrative
Associated with country life
The ability to understand and share feelings of another
The use of humour, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices
A quality that evokes pity or sadness
The use of successive verbal construction in poetry or prose that corresponds in grammatical structure, sound, meter, meaning
Intended to teach
Ludicrous misuse of a word
A picture, description or imitation of a person or a thing in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect
A great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat.
A statement that is formulated as a question, but is not supposed to be answered
the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth