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Protagonistmain characterSoliloquyreveals the character's thoughts outloadTone/Moodauthor's attitude towards a subject and the feeling the reader getsanecdotea short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or personForeshadowingbe a warning or indication of a future event3rd personHe, She, it, they.RhymeRepetition of sounds only at the end of wordsConsonancerepetition of the same consonant sounds in a line of text in the beginning, middle, or endStanzaA group of lines in a poemSestetthe last six lines of a sonnetliteralExactly true, rather than figurative or metaphoricalvoicethe form or a format through which narrators tell their storiessettingThe time and place of a storyConflictstruggle between peopleImagerycreate a picture with words for a readerRhythmA strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound.AssonanceRepetition of vowel soundsQuatraina stanza of four linesfree versepoetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meterInferentialwhat you know to make a guess about what you don't know or reading between the linesDictionA writer's or speaker's choice of wordsPersonificationa person, animal, or object regarded as representing or embodying a quality, concept, or thing.ClimaxMost exciting moment of the story; turning pointomniscient narratora narrator who is able to know, see, and tell all, including the inner thoughts and feelings of the charactersOnomatopoeiathe use of words that imitate soundsConnotationan idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.AlliterationRepetition of initial consonant soundsCoupletTwo consecutive lines of poetry that rhymeHaiku3 unrhymed lines (5, 7, 5) usually focusing on natureMonologuea speech by one actor; a long talk by one personDialecta form of language spoken by people in a particular region or groupIronyA contrast between expectation and realitylimited narratorA narrator that is only able to narrate those things he or she experiences firsthand, having no direct knowledge of other characters' thoughtsSimileA comparison using "like" or "as"Denotationthe literal meaning of a wordSymbolanything that stands for or represents something elseTriada group of three peopleshape poemFormat takes on the shape of its subject