repetition of accented consonant sounds at the beginning of words EX big, bad, barking dog
reference in literature to a previous literature EX the Bible
clarifies or explains an unfamiliar concept EX as black as the night
outcome or clarification at the end of a story EX when finny dies
process of examining the components of a literary work
repeated use of vowel sound EX how now brown cow
same consonant sounds being used with different vowel sounds EX work, stack, ark
repetition of accented vowel sounds and all succeeding sounds in words that appear close to each other
rhyming words that appear at the end of a poetic line
words that exactly repeat a sound
rhyme occuring within a line
rhyme in which the final sounds of words are similar but not identical
musical device often used by poets, imitates or suggests a meaning EX moans of doves, murmuring of bees
a character whose contrasting characteristics draw attention to that of the main character EX tybalt is romeo's foil
hints at what is to come EX edward's cold skin foreshadows him being a vampire
poetry without regular rhyme or rhythm
category a work fits into
tragic flaw that leads to downfall EX arrogance, pride
extreme exaggeration for literary effect
substitution of a word that would have been harsh or embarassing
comparison using like, as or so
statement that seems impossible at first but later reveals meaning and shows itself
deliberate choice of words or style of language for desired effect or tone
figure of speech that replaces the name of something with a word or phrase closely associated with it
running over of a sentence from one verse or stanze without stopping at the end of the first
folk song or poem that tells a story
unrhymed poetry of iambic pentameter
uses figures of speech such as a metaphor or similie to appeal to one's senses
repetition of a line, stanze, or phrase
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