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a dramatic work that presents the downfall of a dignified character or characters who are involved in historically or socially significant events
the main character in a tragedy who makes an error in his/her actions that leads to his/her downfall
a humorous scene, incident, or speech that's included in a serious drama to provide a change from emotional intensity
when a character speaks his/her thoughts aloud but in words that are only meant to be heard by the audience but not the other charcters on stage
when a character stands alone on the stage and speaks for an extended period of time, during which the thoughts or feelings of the character are revealed
when a character speaks, uninterrupted, for an extended period of time but is on stage in the presence of others
unrealistic devices or procedures that the reader/audience agrees to accept; we have to use our imaginations
a form of meter (regular pattern of rhythm) in which there are 5 iambs in a line of verse
repetition of internal vowel sounds of words close together in poetry (I made my way to the lake)
comparison between 2 unlike things through the use of words such as like or as (I'm as happy as a bird)
language that appeals to any of the senses; words that use description to help create pictures or images in the reader's mind
an extreme exaggeration or overstatement (She wears so much makeup, she must use a shovel to put it on)
a comparison between 2 unlike things with the intent of giving added meaning to one of them (Morning is a new sheet of paper for you to write on)
giving something non-human, human characteristics or qualities (The pencil raced across the page)
a reference in 1 work of literature to a person, place, or event in another work of literature or in history or art
most common form of rhyme; places the rhyme sound at the end of the line of verse (So dawn goes down to day, Nothing gold can stay)
the final rhyming sounds are close, but not exactly the same (All of the evening softly lit, As an astral hall, "Father," I observed to Heaven, "You are punctual!")
repetition of initial sounds of words in a row (Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers)
something in a literary work that stands for something greater than its own meaning (Wedding rings symbolize a commitment 2 people have made to each other)
the use of a word whose sound imitates its meaning (whoosh, tick-tock, zoom, purr, buzz)
type of poetry which is usually brief and focuses on the emotions and thoughts of the speaker; this type of poetry got its name because some poems in ancient Greece were accompanied by the music of a lyre)
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