Create an account
a prose or poetic narrative in which the characters, behavior, and even the setting demonstrate multilevels of meaning and significance
the sequential initial repetition of a similar sound, usually applied to consonants, usually heard in closely proximate stressed syllables.
the regular repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases or clauses.
the juxtaposition of sharply contrasting ideas in balanced or parallel words, phrases, grammatical structure, or ideas.
an address or invocation to something that inanimate- such as an angry lover who might scream at the ocean in his or her despair.
recurrent designs, pattern of action, character types, themes or images which are identifiable in a wide range of literature.
a repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, usually those found in stressed syllables of close proximity
a style in which conjunctions are omitted, usually producing a fast-paced, more rapid prose.
the sense expressed by the tone of voice and/or the mood of a piece of writing; the feelings the author holds toward his subject, the people in his narrative, the events, the setting or even the theme.
a common stanza form, consisting of a quatrain (a stanza of four lines) that alternates four-beat and three-beat lines: one and three are unrhymed iambic tetrameter (four beats), and two and four are rhymed iambic trimester (three beats).
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together