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the representation of ideas or moral principles by means of symbolic characters, events, or objects
comparison of 2 similar thigs to suggest that if they are alike in some respects, they are probably alike in other ways as well
a figure of speech where someone (usually absent or dead), an object, some abstract quality, or a nonexistent person is directly addressed as though present and real
representation or imitation of a person's physical or personality traits that are so exaggerated they become comic or absurd
a word or phrase that is so overused that it is no longer effective in most writing situations
a high point or turning point in a place or literature, the point at which the rising action reverses and becomes the falling action of denouement
parts of a composition should be arranged in a logical and ordeerly manner so that the meaning and ideas are clear and intellgible
problem or struggle that the characters have to solve or some to grips with by the end of the story
emotions/feelings that surround a word; they may be negative, neutral, positive, depending on their context
enviroment of a word , the words that surround a partiular word and help to determine it's meaning
critical examination of a work of art to determine how it measures up to established standards
story told by actors who play the characters and reveal the conflict throught their actions and dialogue
long narrative poem about the deeds of a great hero that reflects the values of the society that produced it
piece of prose that expresses an individuals point of view; it is a series of closely related paragraphs that discuss a single topic
intro section of a play or novel that provides backround info on setting, characters, and plot
last section of a play or story that works out the decision arrived at during the climax
literature that has essentially one purpose, to make the audience laugh; farce often depends less on plat and character than on improbable situations
insetion of a scene or event that took place in the past for the purpose of making something int he present more clear
term is applied to any person who, through contrast, underscores the distinctive characteristics of another
the error, frailty, mistaken judgement, or misstep through which the fortunes of a tragic hero are reversed
line of poetry that contains fice iambic feet; an iamb is a foot consisting of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented syllable
use of descriptive words or phrases to created vived mental pictures in the minds of the reader, often appealing to sight, sound, taste, or smell
a narrative or tradition handed down from the past; distinguished from a myth by having more hostorical truth and perhaps less of the supernatural
form of light verse that follows a definite rhyme scheme where the first, second, and fifth linds rhyme and the third and fourth lines rhyme (patterns may vary)
when two words become jumbled in the mind of a speaker because they resemble each other and he/she uses the wrong one
an exaggerated, sensational form of drama which is intended to appeal to the emotions of the audience
a traditional story that presents supernatural beings and situations that attempt to explain and/or interpret natural events
covering a wide range of prose materials which have two common characteristics: they are fictional and lengthy
a type of figurative language that gives animate ( living ) characteristics to inamate ( nonliving ) things
used in nonfiction, promarily for the purpose of writing instructions or directions, using "you" ( NF )
whe the marrator is tellikng the events from "outside" the story from a neutral or unemotional view point, using "he" "she", etc. ( F or NF )
when the narrator can see into the hearts and minds of more than one of the characters in the story ( F )
when the narrator can see into the mind and heart of only one of the characters in the story ( F or NF )
the main character in a work; the action revolves around this person and against the antagonist ( opposing force )
word or phrase which has a "double meaning" as intended by the writer; often these words sound the same ( or nearly the same ) but have different meanings
a question asked only for effect or to make a statement, but not to get an answer
portion of a play after the initial incident ( introduction of the conflict ) where the action is complicated by the opposing forces ending with the climax; in a novel, play, or movie, the rising action moves the story along and the plot usually becomes more complicated
the time and place of a story, which usually plays an important role in the events that occur
long speech given by a character alone on stage that reveals his/her innermost thoughts and feelings
poem of fourteen lines written in iambic pentameter that follows one of several rhyme schemes
this is a pattern or form which does not change; this term is applied to oversimplified mental pictures or judgments
this is the orangization or planned framework that a writer creates for his/her piece of litrature
figure of speech in which a part represents the whole or when the whole represents the part
arrangement of words within a phrase, clause or sentence. Factors such as the type of sentence, th euse of punctuation, and the use of language patterns can all contribute to an effective use of syntax.
dramatic work where a noble hero's tragic flaw causes him/her to break a moral law that leads to his/her downfall
dramatic work where the hero is often an ordinary person who faces circumstances with dignity and courage of spirit
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