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A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination.
A long narrative poemon a serious and exalted subject.
In which the writer creates the voice of an invented character or characters.
In which an individual speaker expresses what he or she feels, perceives, and thinks.
A poem that is spoken by a fictional narrator who is clearly different from the author in age, situation, or gender.
A witty saying in either verse or prose, concisely phrased and often satiric.
A terse statement on a serious subject.
Genre of comedy that is directed at ridiculing human foibles and vices, such as vanity, hypocrisy, stupidity, and greed.
First person narrator addresses a specific audience, either the reader or an invented listener, whom he or she expects will sympathize with the views expressed.
The usual mode of ridicule in satiric plays and works of prose fiction, is not cast in the form of a direct address to the audience; rather, the indictment of the characters' vices and follies is implied by simply representing their thoughts, words, and actions.
Tolerant and urbane, indulgently mocking faults with the aim of evoking wry amusement rather than repulsion or indignation in the audience.
Harsh and censoirious, bitterly condemning vices and foibles and inciting the audience to feelings of indignation and even disgust.