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Literary Terms Test1

Aside a stage device in which the character expresses his thoughts or intentions in a short speech which, by convention, is inaudible to the other characters on the stage
Apostrophe addressing someone (dead) or something (an idea), not present, as though present
Elizabethan (Shakespearean) Sonnet fourteen lines. iambic pentameter, three quatrains, one couplet
Italian (Petrarchan) Sonnet fourteen lines, iambic pentameter, octave and sestet
Archetype An original model or pattern from which other later copies are made, especially a character, an action, or situation that seems to represent common patterns of human life.
Motif It is a term for an often-repeated character, incident, idea or image in literature that is used to convey themes.
Iambic ( u / ): two syllable foot--unstressed, stressed
Pentameter five-foot line
Denouement falling action, the action which works out the decision made in the climax--the story unravels
Exposition background information on the characters, setting, and situation, usually found at the beginning of a story
Caesura Punctuation or a phrasal pause in the middle of a line
End-stopped line punctuation at the end of a line
Enjambment poetic "sentence" which flows over more than one line
Turn/volta a sudden change in thought, direction, or emotion near the conclusion of a sonnet
Internal Scheme Similar sounds which occur between two or more words in the same line of verse (usually at the middle and end of the line).
Assonance the similarity or repetition of a vowel sound in two or more words in a line of verse
Quatrain four-line stanza
Active/Passive Voice he passive voice omits the doer of the action. Active voice. The English defeated the French Passive voice. The French were defeated.
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