repetition of consonant sounds in a phrase or line of verse
a character or force in conflict with or opposing the protagonist
repetition of vowel sounds in a phrase or line of verse
the turning point in a plot
a struggle between opposing forces, either internal or external
a regional variety of language
a character who undergoes significant change (in insights, personality) during a story
the beginning of the story, often where characters, setting, and plot are established
events after the climax, leading to the resolution
a simple, undeveloped, often easily-stereotyped character
an author's use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story
a secondary story or stories embedded in the main story
a particular variety of art or literature
an extreme exaggeration or overstatement
language evoking a sensory experience or clear mental pictures
an expression particular to a language and which cannot be taken literally
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage
a figure of speech joining two contradictory terms
attributing human characteristics to something nonhuman, like animals, objects, or abstract ideas
the main character in a story
the conclusion of a story, often where loose ends are tied up
the events and conflict(s) that build a story toward a climax
a complex, multi-dimensional character
the time and place where a story occurs
a character who does not undergo significant change throughout the course of a story
a feeling of growing uncertainty about the outcome of events in a story
anything that stands for or represents something else
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a text
the author's attitude toward the subject or audience, either stated or implied
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