A figure of speech involving the addition of a non-literal meaning to a word or phrase.
A metrical foot consisting of two syllables, with the accent falling on the first (one strongly stressed syllable followed by one lightly stressed syllable.
The appearance of truth or reality in a fictional work of literature.
The sense of a specific personality, often imagined as an actual speaking voice, conveyed by the tone and style of a particular author, narrator, or speaker.
Describes a line of metrical verse consisting of four feet.
The attitude an author conveys to the reader of a text; this may include the author's attitude toward the reader, the subject, or both.
The omission of one or more syllables from a foot or line of metrical verse, resulting in a unit that is metrically incomplete.
The effects conveyed by a literary work (especially a play) in which the author adheres to one or more of the classical principles of dramatic structure (action, place and time)
A work of literature that presents a serious or important subject in a trivial or ridiculous manner for the sake of humor, irony, parody, or satire
A stanza form consisting of tercets, rhymed ABA BCB CDC DED etc.
A concrete image that also suggests an abstract idea.
A figure of speech in which, a certain statement is expressed by denying its opposite
A statement that presents an author's attitude or position regarding a given question; a proposition that an author plans to defend.
A key idea in a work of literature. typically some general or abstract idea that is made specific and concrete through the characters, plot, action, or imagery of the work.
Any stanza of three lines, whether rhymed or unrhymed.
A complex verse form consisting of five tercets and a final quatrain.
The informal, common language spoken by a particular group of people, often in a specific geographical region (as opposed to the formal written language)
The particular arrangement of words, phrases,and clauses in a sentence.
A narrative (especially a play) that portrays the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine in a serious and dignified manner.
The contradiction of a single word through the omission of one or more letters.
The blending or confusion of multiple senses (hearing, sight, smell, taste, touch), used in the description of a single sense experiance.
Literature set in an ideal world.
The use of a single verb or preposition having two different objects, each of which requires the word to have a different degree of literal meaning. OR the use of a conjunction linking together a number of terms, not all of which are grammatically correct in relation to other elements of the sentence.