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TBrown Vocab 1st semester
where and when the story takes place
the principal character in a work of fiction
The major character in a narrative or drama who works against the hero or protagonist
tells the story
the characters speech
point of view
3rd person omniscient
free and direct speech
puts doubt in the readers mind; it's when the narrator speaks in a way the sounds like it could be the character
story line; conflict
adds tension; moves story forward
repetition of stressed sounds
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
the form or metrical composition of a poem
the act of combining things to form a new whole; "Spear-Danes"
compounding that are metaphoric in meaning; "Sky's-Candle" meaning the sun
ready-made phrases that fill the metrical needs of a line of half-line
an idea expressed by the denial of its opposite; "not a little"
arrangement of equally important ideas in similar grammatical constructions
a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line
restatement of a concept using different ideas
adjective or phrase applied to a noun to accentuate a certain characteristic; "The Devil's Dictionary"
comedy characterized by ridiculous exaggerating and distortion
form of high burlesque; imitates a specific literary work or style of an author for comic effect
indulgent, tolerant, amused and witty voice,
literary genre that uses irony, wit, and sometimes sarcasm to expose humanity's vices and foibles; "A Modest Proposal"
formal satire where the speaker attacks vice and error with contempt and indignation
scornful, mocking, cynical
intentional derision, generally directed at another person and intended to hurt
the structure of how a poem is written; number of feet per line
U U S
S U U
beat of a poem (rhyme, alliteration)
compares two unlike things
compares two unlike things using like or as
creates images through sensory language
play on words
(sonnet: turn) (Petrarch Sonnet: volta) feeling changes suddenly