the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
The word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun.
a very typical example of a certain person or thing
Repetition of vowel sounds
unrhymed iambic pentameter
A grammatical unit that contains both a subject and a verb.
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme
The dictionary definition of a word
An indirect, less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant
Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling.
a character's whose main purpose is to highlight the strengths of another character
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
Poetry that does not have a regular meter or rhyme scheme
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
A contrast between expectation and reality
Exactly true, rather than figurative or metaphorical
A comparison without using like or as
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
A recurring theme, subject or idea
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses
A work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A group of words that begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun.
relating to speech that is used to persuade or have some effect; insincere in expression
A literary work that criticizes human misconduct and ridicules vices, stupidities, and follies.
The time and place of a story
A comparison using "like" or "as
A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage
14 line poem
A group of lines in a poem
A thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.
Uses a part to explain a whole or a whole to explain a part. ex. Lend me an ear.
Central idea of a work of literature
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
I" and "Me" standpoint. Personal perspective.
Told from the reader's point of view, using "you
third person omniscient
the narrator knows all of the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in a work
third person limited
Narrator sees the world through only one characters eyes and thoughts.
third person perspective
makes a statement
asks a question
Having a forceful, excited, or emotional tone
A word that shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word
A word that connects other words (and, but, or, yet)
Expresses strong emotions. Followed by an exclamation point or a comma depending on the strength of emotion. Examples: Wow!, Yuck!, Yes, Holy cow!