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  1. is a circumstance or set of circumstances that prompts a character to act in a certain way or that determines the outcome of a situation or work.
  2. is a kind of metaphor that gives inanimate objects or abstract ideas human characteristics: e.g., "The wind cried in the dark."
  3. occurs when a character or speaker says or does something that has different meanings from what he or she thinks it means, though the audience and other characters understand the full implications of the speech or action: e.g., Oedipus curses the murderer of Laius, not realizing that he is himself the murderer and so is cursing himself.
  4. is the telling of a story in writing or speaking.
  5. is the study of sound and rhythm in poetry.
  6. is a play on words that are identical or similar in sound but have sharply diverse meanings. They can have serious as well as humorous uses: e.g., when Mercutio is bleeding to death in Romeo and Juliet, he says to his friends, "Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man."

5 True/False questions

  1. The protagonistis the central character of a drama, novel, short story, or narrative poem. Conversely, the antagonist is the character who stands directly opposed to the protagonist.


  2. Point of viewis the perspective from which a narrative is told.


  3. Onomatopoeia (imitative harmony)is the use of words that mimic the sounds they describe: e.g., "hiss," "buzz," and "bang." When onomatopoeia is used on an extended scale in a poem, it is called imitative harmony.


  4. Verbal ironyoccurs in three types.


  5. Moodis the sequence of events or actions in a short story, novel, play, or narrative poem.