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A type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form (usually using lines and stanzas)
When a person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself also represents, or stands for, something else
A symbol that is recognized at different times in history and across cultures as having a main meaning
An expression where the literal meaning of the words is not the meaning of the expression. It means something other than what it actually says
Allusion comes from the verb "allude" which means "to refer to". A reference to something famous
An absent person or inanimate object is directly spoken to as though it or he was present
similar to alliteration EXCEPT the repeated consonance sounds can be anywhere in the words
free verse poetry
doesnt have repeating patterns, doesnt have to rhyme, sounds like a conversation to you, is more modern
imperfect rhyme, close; the words share either the same vowel or constanant sound but not both
methods of indirect characterization
have the character SPEAK WORDS that reveal the trait; have the character ACT in certain ways to reveal the trait; have the character reveal trait in way it DRESSES/LOOKS; OTHER CHARACTERS talk about character
the "problem" in a story which triggers the action; man vs. man, man vs. society, man vs. himself, man vs. nature, man vs. fate (God)
shows the action or events in a story; exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution
part of story (usually beginning) which explains the background and setting of the story; characters are introduced
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