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Personification
Giving human traits to nonhuman things
Onomatopoeia
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
Motif
A recurring theme, subject or idea
Theme
Central idea of a work of literature
Direct address
the use of a term or name for the person spoken to
Alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds
Couplet
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
Foreshadowing
A warning or indication of a future event
Rhyme
Repetition of similar sounds in two or more words
Rhythm
a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound
Stanza
A group of lines in a poem
Simile
A comparison using "like" or "as"
Metaphor
A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.
Imagery
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
Free verse
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
Iambic pentameter
a type of regular rhythm that consists of 5 iambs
Slant rhyme
rhyme in which either the vowels or the consonants of stressed syllables are identical
Paradox
a contradiction or dilemma
Allusion
an indirect reference
Frame story
a story within a story
Narrator
Person telling the story
Gothic
pertaining to a style of architecture, originating in France in the middle of the 12th century
Doppelganger
(n.) - a ghostly double of a living person
Mendacious
dishonest
Quixotic
overly idealistic; impractical
Saturnine
gloomy
Beatific
blissfully happy
Benign
Harmless
Censorious
severely critical
Beauteous
Beautiful
Predatory
(adj.) preying on, plundering, or piratical
Plutonian
Related to the lower world
Solon
legislator; wise lawgiver
Indomitable
unconquerable
Pallid
lacking color or liveliness
Oracular
Hard to interpret; ambiguous
Stentorian
extremely loud
Palliate
to make less serious; ease
castigate
to criticize or punish severely
Siren
a seductively beautiful or charming woman
Recluse
a person who lives apart from society and often alone
Promethean
Creative, boldly original
Accede
to agree
Concede
to admit
Martial
warlike
Lethargic
drowsy; dull
Serendipity
An accidental but fortunate discovery
Enclave
any small, distinct area or group within a larger one
Diadem
a crown
Diametrical
In direct opposition
Intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else
Emendation
a correction
Licentious
morally unrestrained