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use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
achieved through description, thoughts, words, actions, and reactions of characters
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
a variety of speech characterized by its own particular grammar or pronunciation, often associated with a particular geographical region
a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.
a scene or event from the past that appears in a narrative out of chronological order, to fill in information or explain something in the present
a couplet consisting of two rhymed lines of iambic pentamenter and written in an elevated style
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
a common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet or accents, each foot containing an unaccented syllable and an accented syllable
description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste) and creates a specific image in the mind.
(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly what their words denote.
substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'head-count' instead of 'people-count)
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
a character who is well developed by the author and who many characteristics. complex, many sided.
arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
the arrangement of words in a way that best expresses the author's individuality, idea, intent
A figure of speech in which a part of something stands for the whole (or less frequently the whole stands for one of its parts.)
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author
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