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Literature Final

repetition repeating key words, phrase or sounds
alliteration the repetition of the same or very similar consonant sounds in words that are close together.
personification a special kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman or nonliving thing or quality is talked about as if it were human or alive
end rhyme rhymes that are made by pairing the last word in one line with the last word in another line
haiku 5,7,5: Nature
simile a comparison between two unlike things using a word such as like, as than, or resembles.
ballad a song like narrative poem usually featuring rhyme, rhythm and refrain. Tells a story
onomatopoeia the use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning.
stanza in a poem, a group of lines that form a unit.
poetry a kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery to appeal to emotion and imagination.
internal rhyme the last word in a line will be echoed by a word placed at the beginning or in the middle of the following line.
limerick a humorous five-liine verse that has a regular meter and the rhyme scheme aaba.
couplet a two line stanza with an end rhyme
sonnet 14 line lyric poem
irony a contrast between what is expected and what really happens
imagery language that appeals to the senses sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell
free verse when you decide to ignore the meter and write loose groups of words and phrases.
setting the time and place of a story, a poem, or a play
foreshadowing the use of clues or hints to suggest events that will occur later in the plot.
short story a fictional phrase narrative that is about 5-20 book pages long
narration the kind of writing that relates a series of connected events to tell "what happened"
motivation reason that explains or partially explains why a character thinks, feels, acts, or behaves in a certain way.
climax high point, when the problem is settled
moral practical lessons about how to behave and get along in the world
theme a truth about life in a work of literature
symbol a person, place, thing, or an event that has its own meaning and stands for something beyond itself as well.
novel long fictional story that's usually more than one hundred bool pages in length
novella a story that's shorter than a novel but longer than a short story
biography a story of a real person's life, written or told by another person
autobiography the story of a person's life written or told by that person.
Created by: Rekha Goswami



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