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Allusion

a reference to anything famous in a story

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Free Verse

no regular pattern of rhyme

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Blank Verse

no rhyme at all

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Sonnet

14 line, iambic pentameter, rhyme scheme poem

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Slant Rhyme

words that rhyme if you change the pronunciation

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Theme

repeating idea in a book, usually a phrase

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Symbol

word/object that stands for another word/object

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Narrative

a collection of events that tells a story

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Imagery

"mental pictures" that readers experience with a passage

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Rhyme Scheme

The pattern of rhyme

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Quatrain

a stanza of four lines

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Couplet

two lines of the same metrical length that end in a rhyme

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Foreshadowing

hinting what will occur later in a narrative

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Refrain

A line or set of lines at the end of a stanza that repeat in other stanzas

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Epic

a long narrative poem

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Protagonist

main character

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Iambic Pentameter

a lightly stressed syllable followed by a heavily stressed syllable occurs 5 times

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Personification

non human things are given human qualities

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Meter

varying pattern of stressed syllables alternating with syllables of less stres

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Topic

a single subject, one word

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Paradox

contradictory idea