story or poem that can be used to reveal a hidden meaning
beginning of same letter or sound in closely connected words
indirect of passing reference
repetition in first part of a sentence , to have an artistic meaning
a hostile person who is opposed to another character
figure of speech used to adresss an imaginary character
when a character's dialogue is spoken but not heard by other actors on the stage
repetition of vowel sounds
poetry written in meter without an ending rhyme
clash of unharmonious sounds
pause in the middle of a line of poetry
the release of emotions through art (emotional cleanse)
story character who have no depth, usually has one personality or characteristic, like a stereotype or "cartoonish" character
character who has complex personality and has a depth of personality traits
changes throughout the story, through major conflict
person who doesn't change throughout story keeps same personality
process of revealing characters personality
point where conflict hits its highest point
struggle between opposing forces
secondary meaning to a word
repetition of same consonant in words close together
two rhyming lines in a verse
the literal meaning of a word
final outcome of the story
deus ex machina
resolution of a plot by chance, coincidence, or a last minute outside influence ("god in the machine")
writing with a primary purpose to teach or preach
author directly tells the reader the character traits: trustworthy, kind, hard-working
rhyme where the repeated vowel is in the second last syllable of words involved (ex; born scorn)
provides background information about the characters and their world
rhymes occurring at the end of line
end stopped line
line ending in regular punctuation
a sonnet rhyming ababcdcdededgg
when a character receives a spiritual insight into they life
smooth choice and arrangement of sounds
A figure of speech sustained or developed through a considerable number of lines or through a whole poem.
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
lines rhymed by their final two syllables
Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling.
figure of speech
a way of saying something other than the ordinary way
basic unit in the scansion or measurement of verse , stressed and un stressed syllables
external pattern or shape of a poem
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
tragic flaw which causes a character's downfall
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
indirect presentation of character
the personality of a character is revealed by what he or she does or says
A word inside a line rhymes with another word on the same line
A contrast between expectation and reality
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
Irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play.
irony of situation
refers to an occurrence that is contrary to what is expected or intended
A sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
A rhyme ending on the final stressed syllable
a play based upon a dramatic plot and developed sensationally
A comparison without using like or as
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with it
A need or desire that energizes and directs behavior
Person telling the story
8 line stanza
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
A contradiction or dilemma
A restatement of a text or passage in your own words.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Sequence of events in a story
point of view
The perspective from which a story is told
omniscient point of view
The point of view where the narrator knows everything about the characters and their problems - told in the 3rd person.
third person limited point of view
narrator tells the story from only one character's pov
first person point of view
a character in the story is actually telling the story himself/herself
objective point of view
a narrator who is totally impersonal and objective tells the story, with no comment on any characters or events.
A four line stanza
A regularly recurring sequence of events or actions.
A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem
Events leading up to the climax
the use of irony to mock or convey contempt
A literary work that criticizes human misconduct and ridicules vices, stupidities, and follies.
Analysis of verse into metrical patterns
6 line stanza
The context in time and place in which the action of a story occurs.
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage
14 line poem
A group of lines in a poem
stream of consciousness
private thoughts of a character without commentary
Verse measured by the number of syllables rather than the number of feet per line.
A thing that represents or stands for something else
a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa
describing one kind of sensation in terms of another ("a loud color", "a sweet sound")
3 line stanza
a verse form with a rhyme scheme: aba bcb cdc, etc.
Central idea of a work of literature
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character
Utilizing a melody with part of the end omitted.
the deliberate representation of something as lesser in magnitude than it actually is; a deliberate under-emphasis
A single line of poetry writing arranged with a metrical rhythm, typically having a rhyme
a nineteen-line poem with two rhymes throughout, consisting of five tercets and a quatrain, with the first and third lines of the opening tercet recurring alternately at the end of the other tercets and with both repeated at the close of the concluding quatrain.