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A story with a literal and an implied level of meaning

Allegory

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The repetition of similar consonant sounds within a group of neighboring words or lines. Often initial consonant sounds are repeated. This poetic device often increases the musical effect of the language

Alliteration

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A reference within a work of literature to something outside it

Allusion

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A force or character who struggles against the protagonist

Antagonist

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A brief statement, often witty, that expresses a principle, truth, or observation about life

Aphorism

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The addressing of non personal object as if it were able to reply

Apostrophe

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A short, simple narrative song

Ballad

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A nonfiction account in which the author tells the true events that makeup the life of a real individual other than himself

Biography

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Unrhymed iambic pentameter

Blank verse

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Major pauses within lines

Caesura

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Drama that ends happily

Comedy

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A of comparison that draws a striking parallel between two dissimilar things

Conceit

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The opposition of two or more characters or forces; the three main conflicts are man against man, man against himself, and man against a greater force

Conflict

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Two consecutive lines in poetry, often wrong then in iambic pentameter, with end words that rhyme

Couplet

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Regional variations within the same language, as spoken in different areas of a country

Dialect

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A poem in which the main character addresses an identifiable by silent listener at a time of crisis in the speakers life

Dramatic monologue

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A mournfully contemplative poem that mourns death of someone, or the loss of something

Elegy

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A poetic device in which lines flow past the end of one verse line and into the next with no punctuation at the end of the first verse line

Enjambment

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

Epic

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A metaphor that is developed beyond a single sentence or comparison

Extended metaphor

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An artful deviation from literal speech or normal word order

Figurative language

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A story originally in oral tradition

Folktale

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A literary device that supplies clues that hint at later plot developments

Foreshadowing

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A literary technique that sometimes serves as a companion piece to a story within a story

Frame story

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The use of language to convey meaning other than what is stated or a contradiction in what is expected to happen and what actually happens

Irony

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A form of poetic imagery commonly found in Anglo-Saxon. A metaphorical phrase or compound word that is used to indirectly name a person, place or thing

Kenning

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A short, melodic, personally expressive poem

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 other. In stricter ways, it is the stated or implied equivalence at two things

Metaphor

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The giving of personal characteristics to something that is not person

Personification