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A story within a literal and an implied level of meaning may suggest actual persons, places, events and situations or a set of ideas

Allegory

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The repetition of similar consonant sounds within the beginning of a group of neighboring words or lines.

Alliteration

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A reference within a work of literature to something outside it.

Allusion

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The villain in the story

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 nonpersonal object as if it were able to reply.

Apostrophe

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A short, simple narrative poem.

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 striking and often elaborate comparison carried out in considerable detail

Conceit

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The opposition of two or more chapters or forces

Conflict

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A pair of rhymed lines

Couplet

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

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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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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Long, stylized narrative poems celebrating the deeds of a national or ethnic hero of legend.

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 short tale, usually anonymous, passed along by word-of-mouth.

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 brief poem expressing the personal views of a single speaker on a particular topic

Lyrical poetry

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The regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables

Meter

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The stated or implied equivalence of two things

Metaphor

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Gives human characteristics to objects, ideas, abstractions, or animals

Personification