Flashcards in Asselta - Terms - Midterm Deck (73)
A reference to history, the Bible, art, or literature.
Noun or pronoun, which explains another noun or pronoun.
A tale in verse or pros, in which the characters represent an abstract idea or moral quality.
Repetition of an initial consonant of a word in a line.
A comparison between two objects for the purpose of showing similarity.
A poetic foot of two unstressed, followed by one stressed syllable.
The person who opposes the protagonist. Always starts the conflict.
The balance of two contrasting thoughts, words, or phrases.
A poetic device where the author addresses a place or thing as it was present in the room.
Speech in plays where the comment is intended for the ears of the audience only, not the others on stage. One of the four Shakespearian Conventions.
A poem that tells a story, usually in a four line stanza, with the 2nd and 4th line rhyming.
A poem that tells a story, usually in a four line stanza, with the 2nd and 4th line rhyming. The author is unknown.
A poem that tells a story, usually in a four line stanza, with the 2nd and 4th line rhyming. The author is known.
Poetic lines of emphasized iambic pentameter .
A break or pause in a line of poetry.
A section or division of a long poem.
The decisive point in a work. The greatest point of intensity that determines the outcome. Usually near the end of a work.
Dealing with social intrigues of a polished and sophisticated society. The humor stems from the characters' violation of social conventions and decorum, and from the witty dialogue. Also known as Drawing Room Comedy or British Humor.
Comedy of Manners
Center of all literature. Clash of viewpoints, Struggle around which the plot revolves. Problem of the protagonist.
Repetition of consonant sounds in a word.
Poetic foot of one stressed, followed by two unstressed.
Formal poem concerning death of an individual.
Sermon at a funeral.
Consisting of three quatrains and a couplet.
1. All sonnets are 14 lines.
2. Quatrains state problem.
3. Couplet solves problem.
A brief, witty pointed covenant.
A short poem and memory of someone who has died, written on a tombstone.
A piece of non-fiction pros that express a personal POV:
1. Formal - Dignified and impersonal in tone. Seeks to instruct or persuade.
2. Informal - Conversational and relaxed. Can deal with any topic.
Part of a story that helps reader understand the background of a situation.
Resolution after climax; denouncement.