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a long poem that tells a story (often sad) and can be set to music. Usually has a repeating stanza - refrain
long poem that tells the story of a hero and often begins with the poet calling on a source of inspiration
A symbolic story in which people, settings, or actions represent ideas or moral qualities, generalizations about life. The story of Santa Claus is an allegory for generosity
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; or, incongruity between what is expected and what actually happens
A traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
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