Flashcards in British Literature Deck (71)
A story with a literal and an implied level of meaning. The implied level of meaning may suggest actual persons, places, events, and situations or a set of ideas. A parable is a form of allegory.
the recurrence of consonant sounds at the beginning of nearby stressed syllables
A reference within a work of literature to something outside of it. Literary allusions refer to other works of literature. (Classical, Biblical, and Historical are the three kinds.)
villain of the story
the addressing of some nonpersonal object as if it were able to reply
A short, simple narrative song. Common ones consist of four iambic lines.
major pauses within lines, marked by a double bar
a striking and often elaborate comparison carried out in considerable detail.
A pair of rhymed lines
A poem consisting of a speech by a character addressing an audience at a critical moment in his life.
Originally any poem of solemn meditation
A long, stylized narrative poem celebrating the deeds of a national or ethnic hero
contrast appearance and reality. Two types are verbal and situational.
The regular recurrence of accented syllables in a line of poetry
Broadly, the expression of one thing in terms of another. In stricter usage, it is the stated or implied equivalence of two things.