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stanza

a grouping of two or more lines within a poem

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two line stanza

couplet

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three line stanza

triplet or tercet

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four line sanza

quatrain

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five line sanza

cinquain or quintet

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six line stanza

sestet or sextet

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seven line stanza

septet

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eight line sanza

octave

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fourteen line stanza

sonnet

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static character

see character

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stereotype

a broad generalization

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story mapping

a visual organizer

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style

how a writer says something

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subplot

see plot

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summarizing

the process of briefly recounting the main ideas

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suspense

a feeling if growing tension

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symbolism

using something specific to stand for something else

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synecdoche

a literary technique in which the whole is represented by naming one of its parts

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tall tale

a story about impossible evemts

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theme

a common thread of wwork

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third person point of view

see point of view

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tone

the writers attitude

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tragedy

a dramatic work that presents the down fall of a character

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trait

see characterization

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understatement

restrained in iranic contrast to what might have been said

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unenviable narrator

see narrative

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urban legend

a contemporary story

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voice

an author or narrators style or manner of expression