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Lit terms 00

Round Character a major character in a work of fiction who encounters conflict and is changed by it
Flat Character a minor character in a work of fiction who does not undergo change or growth in the story
Allegory communicates a message by means of symbolic figures, actions, or symbolic representation; conveys meaning other than the words that are written or spoken
Assonance the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming
Exposition at the beginning of a narrative, the author provides background information
Caesura a pause in a line of poetry
Figurative Language words or groups of words that alter usual meanings
Narrative Poem poetry that has a plot, includes epics and ballads
Characterization creating characters for a narrative and conveying information about them, presented by descriptions, actions, speech, and thoughts
Iambic Tretrameter each line has 8 syllables, with four stressed (da dum da dum da dum da dum)
Iambic Pentameter each line has 10 syllables, with 5 stressed syllables
Trochaic Pentameter each line has 5 stressed syllables
Trochaic Tetrameter a long syllable followed by a stressed syllable, each line has four stressed syllables
Sonnet form of poetry that consists of 14 lines
Italian Sonnet includes two parts that form an argument and a solution, first octave (8) forms the problem and a sestet (6) proposes solution
Rhythmic Pattern accented and unaccented or stressed syllables in literature
Rhyme Scheme the pattern of rhyme between lines, the pattern of end rhymes or lines will keep A have see B will weep A for thee B
Chorus in a Drama a group of actors who comment on the action and characters
Aristotles concept of Tragedy characters flaws leads to tragic ending
Tragicomedy blends tragic and comic forms, a tragic play with comic relief to lighten mood, or a serious play with happy ending
Old English Poetry based on one system of verse construction, 5 permutations on a base verse scheme, older germanic languages
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