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LOTR Lit Terms BK 4

the prevailing tone or mood of a place, situation, or work of art atmosphere
the writer's attitude toward their audience and subject tone
the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text protagonist
a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary antagonist
the use of clues that suggest events yet to occur. helps to create suspense foreshadowing
visually descriptive or figurative language, esp. in a literary work imagery
reader views the situation through the eyes of one or two of the characters and only knows what they know about the circumstances "limited omniscient third person" point of view
the reader is privy to information that the characters do not have. "onmiscient (all-knowing) narrator" point of view
Greek term that refers to deep emotion, passion, or suffering. pathos
a literary device whereby the reader is left in doubt as to the conclusion of a very dramatic event. cliffhanger
literary works such as novels, biographies, and short stories prose
French word meaning "type" or "kind" genre
a contrasting character who serves to point out the differing qualities of another character foil
a more modern form of poetry in which there are no specific rules of form, meter or structure free verse
rhythmic pattern of words or phrases in a poem meter
a poem or folk song ballad
special form or iambic hexamter, favored by the poet Edmund Spenser, that has a caesure i the middle of hte line Alexandrine
pattern of rhyming words at the end of lines of poetry rhyme scheme
unrhymed iambic pentameter, the form of Shakespearian plays sonnet verse
the process of analyzing the form of a poem by evalutating its meter, the number of feet in each line, and its overall rhyme scheme scansion
way the author organizes the content of the poem structure
a word that rhymes with another word nearly, but not perfectly slant shyme
when one line of a poem must be read without a pause to carry over the meaning into the second line enjambment
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