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Passing reference to a literary person, place or thing
Opposite or contrast
Actor's lines only intended for the audience
Resemblance of sound between syllables of nearby words. eg killed, cold, culled.
A pair of opposites used in literature to compare ideas. For example, good and evil, day and night.
Unrhymed verse with iambic pentameter.
The ideas, feelings or concepts associated with specific words, phrases or situations that go beyond their literal meaning.
The shortening of a word, or of two words, by the omission of a letter or letters
Two lines of poetry that end with words that rhyme
A conversation between 2 characters
This occurs when the audience knows something that the characters don't.
The continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza.
A warning or indication of a future event.
A metric foot containing one unstressed and one stressed syllable, in that order.
A poetic meter describing a line of poetry that contains five feet; each foot is an iamb. Therefore, it is line of poetry containing five iambs or 10 syllables.
The use of vivid words and phrases that create mental images for the audience.
Placing two concepts, side by side, to present a comparison or contrast.
Comparing two things by saying that one 'is' the other in order to draw stronger comparisons and often add a level of figurative meaning.
An image that recurs in a literary work, that may become an overall theme.
A word that is the 'sound' of what it represents, allowing the reader to 'hear' what is occurring.
Two contradictory words or concepts used together to create a strange or complex thing/idea that still makes sense.
A statement that appears to be contradictory, but which contains an evident truth.
A stanza of four lines.
Rhythm or meter
A recognisable pulse to a line, or the pattern of beats.
A long speech expressing the inner thoughts and feelings of a character revealed to the audience. A soliloquy is not addressed to other characters.
A poem containing 14 lines of iambic pentameter with a specified rhyme scheme. The final two lines of a sonnet are often a rhyming couplet.
The practice of representing things by symbols: A thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.
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Tone, or mood
Tone is similar to atmosphere, however it focuses more on the emotional or mental feeling the author has towards certain subjects or ideas and how they express that in the text. Tone can be 'felt' in a similar way to atmosphere through word connotations or figurative language.