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allegory

concrete representation of an abstract idea

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alliteration

two or more consecutive words that begin with the same sound for aid to memorization, to bring attention to an important part, and to mark the meter

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Allusion

an indirect reference

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Anachronism

something out of its proper historical time period

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Antagonist

character against the protagonist

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Anthropomorphism

giving human qualities to living things, including gods

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anti-climax

descent from the climax

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anti-hero

protagonist that doesn't exhibit the qualities of the traditional hero

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aphorism

statement that reveals truths or principles

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apostrophe

one word exclamation to begin the paragraph

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aside

character speaks his own feelings that others do not hear (drama)

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assonance

similar vowel sounds followed by different consonants

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ballad

poem that recounts the story in the form of a song

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beast fable

fable where principle characters are animals

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Ballad stanza

four-line stanza used in the traditional ballad

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bildungsroman

novel depicting the growth of a child to his maturity

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caesura

pause in a line of poetry

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Canto

section of a long poem

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characterization

how an author develops a character

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chivalric romance

courtly love - knight choses a lady and dedicates all his deeds to her

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classicism

ancient Greek and Roman beliefs

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cliche

an unoriginal expression used many times

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climax

point of greatest tension in the plot

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conflict

the issue that needs to be resolved

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connotation

when a word word invokes something beyond its literal meaning

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consonance

similar consonant sounds followed by vowel sounds

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couplet

two successive lines of rhyming poetry

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didacticism

teaching tone especially in Angle-Saxon

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denouement

a conclusion

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dialogue

conversation between two or more