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

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