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Catastrophe The scene in a tragedy which includes the death or moral destruction of the protagonist.
Character a person, or any thing presented as a person in a literary work.
Characterization The method a writer uses to reveal the personality of a character in a literary work.
Classicism A movement or tendency in art, music, and literature, to retain the characteristics found in work originating in classical Greece and Rome.
Climax The decisive moment in a drama, the climax is the turning point of the play to which the rising action leads.
Comedy A literary work which is amusing and ends happily.
Conceit A far-fetched simile or metaphor, a literary conceit occurs when the speaker compares two highly dissimilar things.
Conclusion (Resolution) Is the point in a drama to which the entire play has been leading. It is the logical outcome.
Concrete Poetry A poem that visually resembles something found in the physical world.
Conflict In the plot of a drama, conflict occurs when the protagonist is opposed by some person or force in the play.
Connotation and denotation Denotation:dictionary definition Connotation:emotional content
Consonance The repetition of consonant sounds with differing vowel sounds in words near each other in a line of poetry.
Couplet A stanza of two lines, usually rhyming.
Dactyl A metrical pattern consisting on 1 stressed syllable followed by 2 unstressed.
Denouement The part of a drama which follows the climax and leads to the resolution
Dialogue A conversation between characters
Diction An author's choice of words.
Didactic Literature Designed explicitly to instruct.
Dramatic Monologue The occurrence of a single speaker saying something to a silent audience.
Elegy a lyric poem lamenting death.
Epic A major work dealing with an important theme.
Epigraph A brief quotation which appears at the beginning of a literary work.
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