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allegory
a narrative work of fiction or drama in which the elements characeters setting all work together to teach a moral lesson

alliteration
the repetition of similar sounds most often constant sounds at the beginning of words

allusion
a reference to a work of literature to a character place situaion

antagonist
a person or a force that opposes the protagonist, or central character in a story or drama

anti-hero
opposite of hero

aphorism
a short, pointed statement that expresses a wise clever obsercation about human experience

aside
in a play a comment made by a character that is heard by the audience or another character but is not heard by other characters on stage

assonance
the repetition of similar vowel sounds especially in a line of poetry

ballad
a narrative song or poem

blank verse
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter each line has five pairs of syllables with each pair made of an unstressed syllable follwed by a stressed syllable

characterization
the methods a writer uses to reveal the personality of a character

climax
the point of the great emotional intensity interest or suspense in a narrative

conceit
an elaborate extended metahpor that dominates a passage or an entire poem

connotation
the suggested or implied meanings associated with a word beyond its dictionary definition

consonance
the repetition of a similar consonant sounds typically within or a the ends of words

denotation
the literal or dictionary meaning of a word

denouement
the outcome, or resolution, of the plot

dialect
a variation of a language spoken by a particular group, often within or at late ends of words

dialouge
conversation between characeters in a literary work

elegy
a poem mourning a death or another great loss

epic
a long narrative poem that traces the adventures of a hero

epigram
a short, witty poem or saying

epistle
a letter especially a formal or didactic one

epitaph
a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument

eulogy
a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing

exposition
at the beginning of a story, novel or other narrative, the part of the plot line that sets the scene by introducing the characters,setting.and situation

external conflict
struggle between a literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character which drives the dramatic action of the plot

fable
a short story usuallly a simple tale that teaches a moral and sometimes uses animal characters

falling action
in a narrative the action that follows the climax

figurate language
language used for descriptive effect in order to convey ideas or emotions

couplet
two consecutive lines of poetry that are usually rhymed bradstreet upon the burning of our house

foil characters
a minor character whose contrast with a main character highlihgts particular traits of the main character

foreshawdoing
the use of clues by the author to prepare readers for events that will happen later in a story

free verse
poetry that has no fixed pattern of meter rhyme line lenght or stanza arrangement

haiku
a traditional japense form of poetry that has 3 lines and seventeen syllabes

heroic couplet
a pair of rhymed lines in iambic pentameter

hyperbole
a figure of speech that exxagerates

imabic pentameter
a specific poetic meter in which each line is composed of five feet

imagery
the word pictures that writers create to evoke an emotional response (La relacion)

internal conflict
pyschological struggle within the mind of a literary or dramatic character the resolution of which creates the plots suspense

lyric poetry
poetry that expresses a speakers personal thoughts and feelings

metaphor
a figure of speec hthat compares or equates two seemingly unlike things

meter
a regualr pattern of stressed and unstessed syllables that gives a line of poertry more or less predictable rhyme

metonomy
the use of one word to stand for a related term

mock epic
a long humourous poem written in mock heoric style

monlogue
a long speech by a character in a literary work

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