a prose or poetic narrative in which the characters, behavior, and even the setting demonstrates multiple levels of meaning and significance.
the sequentialrepetition of a similar initial sound, usually applied to consonants, usually heard in closely proximate stressed syllables
a referance to a literaryor historical event, person, or place
a metrical foot in poetry that consists of two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed
the regular repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases or clauses
a brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of literature
any force that is in oppositionto the main character, or protagonist
the juxtaposition of sharply contrasting ideas in balence or parallel words, phrases, grammical structure, or ideas
an address or invocation to something that is inanimate
recurrent designs, patterns of action, character types, themes, or images which are identifiable in a wide range of literature
repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, usually those found in stressed syllables of close promixity
a style in which conjuctions are omitted, usually producing a fast pace more rapid prose
the sense expressed by the tone of voice and/ or the mood of a piece of writing ; the feelings the author holds torwards his subject, the people in his narrative, the events, the setting, or even the theme.
a narrative poem that is, or originally was meant to be sung. repetition and refrain (recurring phrase or phrases) characterize the ballad.
a common stanza from, consisting of a quatrain( a stanza of four lines) that alternates four-beat and three-beat: one and three are unrhymed iambic tetrameter (four beats) and two and four are rhymed iambic trimeter (three beats)
he verse form that most resembles common speech, blank verse consists of unrhymed lines in iambic pentameter
a pause in a line verse, indicated by natural speech patterns rather than due to specific metrical patterns.