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the technique of arranging events and information in such a way that later events are prepared for, or shadowed, beforehand
a lyric poem of fourteen lines divided by its rhyme scheme into an octave and a sestet
a lyric poem that sounds like a speech lifted from a play
to non-literal associations, often emotional, attached to a word
the literal meaning of a word
a poem with unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter
excessive pride; it is a common characteristic of tragic heroes
a reference within one literary work to another literary work
the repetition of two or more vowel sounds in successive words, which creates a kind of rhyme
a lyric poem of fourteen lines divided by its rhyme scheme into three quatrains and concluding couplet
any word, phase, idea, object, or situation that recurs throughout a work or what is common to works within a subgenre
this style usually portrayed fantastic tales dealing with horror, despair, and other dark subjects
rhyme between a word within a line and another word at the end of the same line or within another line
a narrator who appears in the story, either as a participant or merely as an observer
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a third-person narrator from whom no information is hidden
a style of writing practiced by many writers of the American South whose stories set in that region are characterized by grotesque, macabre, or fantastic incidents
a literary device in which a discrepancy of meaning is masked beneath the surface of language
the repetition of words with the same consonants within a line of poetry
a technique of narration that attempts to reproduce the succession of thoughts, sensory impressions, memories, and so on that pass through a character's mind
seize the day
a narrative in which certain abstractions, such as sin, faith, loyalty, and mercy, are made concrete, usually by being personified. A type of symbolism
an ending that doesn't neatly tie up the strands of a story
a figure of speech in which a thing, an animal, or an abstract term is endowed with human characteristics
a figure of speech in which what is literally said overstates the meaning. exaggeration
a statement that one thing is something else
a conventional element of ancient- greek drama, consisting of a group of singers and dancers who participate in or comment on the action
the attitude toward a subject conveyed in a literary work.

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