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Alliteration is:

The repetition of a same or similar consonant sound that are close together

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Allusion is:

Any reference to something.
Biblical, historical, fictional, etc.

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Analogy is:

Any comparison between two things to highlight similarities

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Anaphora is:

The repetition of a phrase or word at the BEGINNING OF a sentence

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Anastrophe is:

Fancy word for inversion.

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Antimetabole / Chiasmus is:

Repetition of words in successive clauses in REVERSE GRAMMATICAL ORDER.
Eat to live, not live to eat.

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Antithesis is:

The balancing of highly contrasted words or phrases.

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Antihero is:

The protagonist that holds the opposite traits of a regular hero.
HEATHCLIFF and Shrek are examples.

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Anthropomorphism is:

Giving a personality to inanimate objects.
Olaf from Frozen

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Aphorism / Maxim / Epigram is:

Brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wide observation on life.

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Apostrophe is:

Talking to an inanimate, dead, or imaginary character about an abstract concept.

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Assonance is:

Repetition of similar vowel sounds.

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Consonance is:

Repetition of similar consonant sounds.

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Conceit is

An elaborate metaphor that compares two startlingly different things

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Elegy is:

A poem of mourning and grief

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Epic is:

A long narrative which recounts the deeds of a heroic character who embodies values in a society

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Epithet is:

Adjective used or applied to a person that is frequently used to emphasize a quality.
Voldemort - He Who Must Not Be Named

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Epistrophe is:

Repetition at the end of a sentence

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Farce is:

Type of comedy in which stereotyped character are in odd situations

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Foil is:

Character that acts as a contrast to another
Heathcliff and Edgar

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Foreshadowing is:

Using hints and clues to allude to something in the future

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Free verse is:

Poetry does not conform to meter

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Allegory

Characters are all symbolic in an extended metaphor

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Ambiguity

Not being clear or direct

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Anecdote

Short personal story in a passage

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Archetype

Stereotypes for characters. Hero, Damsel, Jester, Paladin

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Balanced Sentence

A sentence structured with equal sides.

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Cacophony

Harsh to the ear, poor sounding sounds

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Round character / Dynamic character

Everchanging, a character with deep depth

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Flat / Static character

Personality defined by two or so traits