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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.

Allegory

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the recurrence of consonant sounds at the beginning of nearby stressed syllables

Alliteration

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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.)

Allusion

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villain of the story

Antagonist

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Aphorism

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the addressing of some nonpersonal object as if it were able to reply

Apostrophe

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A short, simple narrative song. Common ones consist of four iambic lines.

Ballad

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Biography

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Unrhymed iambic-pentameter

Blank Verse

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major pauses within lines, marked by a double bar

Caesura

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Comedy

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a striking and often elaborate comparison carried out in considerable detail.

Conceit

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Conflict

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A pair of rhymed lines

Couplet

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Dialect

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A poem consisting of a speech by a character addressing an audience at a critical moment in his life.

Dramatic Monologue

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Originally any poem of solemn meditation

Elegy

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Enjabment

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A long, stylized narrative poem celebrating the deeds of a national or ethnic hero

Epic

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Extended Metaphor

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Figurative Language

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Folktale

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Foreshadowing

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Frame Story

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contrast appearance and reality. Two types are verbal and situational.

Irony

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Kenning

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Lyrical Poetry

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The regular recurrence of accented syllables in a line of poetry

Meter

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Broadly, the expression of one thing in terms of another. In stricter usage, it is the stated or implied equivalence of two things.

Metaphor

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the giving of personal characteristics to something that is not a person.

Personification