A character or force in conflict with the main character (Protagonist)
a statement in which two opposing ideas are balanced
inversion of the usual, normal, or logical order of the parts of a sentence. purpose is rhythm or emphasis or euphony. it is a fancy word for inversion.
a short pithy instructive saying
a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
a prophetic revelation, especially one concerning the end of the world
A symbol, story pattern, or character type that is found in the literature of many cultures. Example: Children of opposite qualities born of the same parents
unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)
a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
an extreme change in emotion, occurring as the result of experiencing strong feelings: a purging.
a fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects
a worn-out idea or overused expression
what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
drama more suitable for reading that for performing
a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse
the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work
the manner in which something is expressed in words
an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
a moment of sudden revelation or insight
a short passage added at the end of a literary work
a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
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