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What is Accentual Meter? Stressed rhythmic structure of poetic lines.
What does Agon mean? In Greek, meaning "struggle"; found in protagonist and antagonist; in comedy, a formal debate.
What is Alexandrine? A twelve-syllable line written in iambic hexameter
What does Allegorical mean? A narrative that is extended metaphor; the elements of the narrative carry significance on a literal and a figurative level.
What is Alliteration? Repetition of initial consonants in consecutive words or in words close to each other. Bilbo Baggins of Bag-End.
What is Allusion? In a literary work, a reference to a person, place, or thing from another literary work or from history.
What is Anapest? Metrical foot used in poetry consisting of two short syllables followed by a long syllable.
What is an Antagonist? The one who struggles against or contends with the protagonist. Smaug: the antagonist. Bilbo: the Protagonist.
What is Apostrophe? Direct Address to someone or something not present, such as an imaginary or an abstract quality; often introduced by the exclamation "O."
After the introduction, as story will have a (blank) which causes a problem for the rest of the novel. Complication
(Blank) essays are usually autobiographical and describe an event or series of events. Narrative
What do expository essays do? Explain, clarify or describe ideas.
form poetry is that which is easily recognizable or identifiable based on the poem’s major structural elements such as its meter or rhyme scheme. Closed
form poems are those whose form is not easily identifiable or recognizable and may not fall into one specific traditional poetic form Open
What is Polysyndeton Using conjunctions to connect words in sentences more often than is usually done: Frodo and Sam and Gollum went to Mount Doom in Mordor to destroy the One Ring
What is Asyndeton? Leaving out conjunctions, but still staying grammatically correct: "We must walk, get away from here, hurry. My precious!"
What is a Bildungsroman story? Where the main character's ideas are changed through the story: Bilbo Baggins' character changes from that of a normal hobbit as he goes on an adventure, and becomes courageous as he encounters dangers with the dwarves in The Hobbit.
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