Terms in this set (19)
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character
a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme about love
A comparison of two unlike things using like or as
A comparison of two unlike things without using like or as
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
describing one kind of sensation in terms of another ("a loud color", "a sweet sound")
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity
A play on words
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
an O indicating an emotional, exclamatory phrase Ex: O Caesar, these things are beyond all use
A statement that says less than what is meant
The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson