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Reference to a statement, a person, a place, or an event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science, or pop culture

Allusion

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Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter

Blank verse

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Person in a story, poem, or play

Character

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The process of revealing the personality of a character in a story

Characterization

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Comic scene or event that breaks up a serious play or narrative

Comic relief

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Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme

Couplet

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Story that is written to be acted for an audience

Drama

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Word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and is not meant to be understood on a literal level

Figure of speech

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Character who is used as a contrast to another character

Foil

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The use of clues to hint at event that will occur later in a plot

Foreshadowing

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A line of poetry that contains five iambs

Iambic Pentameter

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Contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality—between what is said and what is really meant, between what is expected to happen and what really does happen, or between what appears to be true and what is really true.

Irony

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Figure of speech that makes a comparison between to unlike things, in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the word like, as, than, or resembles.

Metaphor

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Series of related events that make up a story or drama

Plot

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Main character in fiction or drama

Protagonist

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Time and place of a story or play

Setting

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An unusually long speech in which a character who is onstage alone expresses his or her thoughts aloud.

Soliloquy

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Fourteen-line lyric poem that is usually written in iambic pentameter and that has one of several rhyme schemes

Sonnet

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Group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit

Stanza

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Person, place, thing, or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well

Symbol

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Central idea of a work or literature

Theme

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Play, novel, or other narrative that depicts serious and important events in which the main character comes to an unhappy end

Tragedy

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