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Allegory A story with two meanings
Alliteration Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Allusion A historical or fictional reference
Analogy Comparison between two things
Anglo-Saxon Poetry Poetry written between the 7th and 12th centuries in what is now England
Antagonist The character or force against the main character
Antithesis Direct contrast
Aphorism Expresses observation about life
Apostrophe An object is addressed directly
Argumentation Intended to convince an audience
Aside Spoken directly to the audience
Assonance Repetition of vowel sounds
Author's Purpose Written to entertain, inform, or persuade
Autobiography A written account of a person's own life
Ballad A narrative poem intended to be sung
Biography An account of a person's life, written by another person
Blank Verse Unrhymed poetry, written in Iambic pentameter
Caesura Poetic pause
Character People who participate in the action in literature
Characterization Development of a character
Climax Turning point of the plot
Comedy A work that is intended to be humourus
Comic Relief A humorous scene, intended to bring relief
Conceit A long, formal, comparison
Conflict Struggle between opposing forces that drives the plot
Connotation Attitudes and feelings associated with a word
Consonance Repetition of consonant sounds
Contrast Author uses opposing elements for clarification or effect
Controlling Image A single image or comparison that extends throughout a work
Couplet A rhymed pair of lines in a poem
Created by: arayle21



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