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a characterization based on conscious or unconscious assumptions that some one aspect, such as gender, age, ethnic or national identity, religion, occupation, marital status, and so on, are predictably accompanied by certain character traits, actions, even values
a distinctive manner of expression; each author's style is expressed through his or her diction, rhythm, imagery and so on. It is a writer's typical way of writing
a person, place, thing, event, or pattern in a literary work that designates itself and at the same time figuratively represents or "stands for" something else
the way words are put together to form phrases, clauses, and sentences. syntax is sentence structure and how it influences the way the reader receives a particular piece of writing
a verse consisting of three-line stanzas in which the second line rhymes with the first and third of the next
a generalized, abstract paraphrase of the inferred central or dominant idea or concern of a work
the attitude a literary work takes toward its subject and theme; the tenor of a piece of writing based on particular stylistic devices employed by the writer
a drama in which a character (usually good and noble and of high rank) is brought to a disastrous end in his or her confrontation with a superior force
a metrical form in which each foot consists of stressed syllable followed by an unstressed one
the third part of plot structure, the point at which the action stops rising and begins falling or reversing
a verse from consisting of nineteen lines divided into six stanzas- five tercets (three line stanza) and one quatrain (four-line stanza)
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