Lit Vocab [A-G]
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Lit Vocab [A-G]
A symbolic representation.
The repetition of consonants at the beginning of words.
An indirect reference.
Two situations (people or object) with a resemblance.
An enemy that opposes the protagonist.
A break in the final climax (produces disappointed ends.
Does not have a formal rhyme scheme.
A device by which two contrasting ideas are juxtaposed.
A short phrase conveying some concept of thought.
A punctuation mark. (')
Language belonging to an earlier time + generally no longer in use.
An actor's speech directed to the audience.
The repetition of similar vowel sounds.
The mood or feeling.
A group of people listening/watching.
A narrative folk song.
A four-line stanza consisting of unrhymed first+third lines.
Apparent hyperbole marked by an unrelated idea.
When an author prejudices the audience in favour of one side, ignoring the other.
Words/phrases with strong+harsh sounds.
A character's features that are over exaggerated.
Urge someone to enjoy the present and ignore the future.
A person who is responsible for the thoughts+actions.
A character that contrasts another character.
The writer reveals the personality of a character.
A group of actors who all speak the same word(s) at the same time.
A valuable material.
The most intense/exciting point of something.
The language, words and phrases used in casual situations, as opposed to formal language.
A humorous scene after some serious or tragic moments.
An unusual comparison.
The opposition between two people, two large groups of people, or protagonist vs nature.
The meaning a word suggests or implies.
Repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence/phrase.
A pair of lines with rhyming ends.
Refers to the use of the dictionary definition or literal meaning of a word.
The language of a particular class/group.
The lines spoken by the characters in a play/story.
An informal record of a person's life.
The choice of a particular word opposed to others.
The moral of the story.
A circumstance in which a choice must be made between two or more alternatives.
A harsh combination of sounds.
When the reader know something in which the character(s) does not.
A poem in the form of a speech, in which the speaker inadvertently reveals aspects of their character while describing a particular situation/event.
A mournful poem.
English Shakespearean Sonnet
a sonnet form used by Shakespeare and has the rhyme scheme abab, cdcd, efef, gg.
An extended narrative poem, written in an elevated style. It includes a deity/demigod/hero.
A short witty poem.
A literally quotation placed at the beginning of a book/other text.
A conclusion added to a literary work.
A poem written in memory of a deceased person.
A written composition exploring a particular issue/subject.
Using a mild/gentle phrase.
Grouping words together harmoniously.
The opening section of a book/play which shows background information about characters.
A comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences.
Using words/expressions with a meaning that differs from the literal interpretation.
A hint that shows what's going to happen in the future.
A poem without a rhyme scheme.
A category of literature.