Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Literary Terms R-V

Literary Terms Beginning with R - V

refrain A phrase or verse that is repeated throughout a poem or song.
rhetorical question A question put forth to achieve an effect or make a point, to which an answer is not expected.
rhyme The repetition of similar or identical sounds at the ends of lines of verse.
rhythm The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry or prose.
satire Ridicule of a subject; the work in which it is contained.
short story A brief work of narrative prose.
simile The comparison of two unlike objects using “like” or “as”.
soliloquy A dramatic monologue meant to convey the thoughts of a character in a play.
sonnet A poem consisting of fourteen iambic pentameter lines with a rigidly prescribed rhyming scheme.
spondee A type of metrical foot with two stressed syllables.
spoonerism The transportation of the initial sounds of two or more words, often with humorous results. Named for a Professor Spooner of Oxford, who was famous for such transpositions.
style An author’s individual method and tone.
subplot A secondary plot in a story.
symbol In literature, something that stands for, or means, something else.
theme The central idea or thesis of a work.
trochee A metrical foot that contains one long or stressed syllable preceding one short or unstressed syllable.
verse Lines of writing arranged in metrical patterns, or a single such line.
Created by: daphnecm



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards