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  1. Poetry without regular patterns of rhyme and rhythm.

  2. An overused expression or idea.

  3. A long narrative poem about the adventures of a hero whose actions reflect the ideals and values of a nation or a group.

  4. use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning, such as hiss or bang.

  5. told from the point of view from of one observer or narrator; record only what seen or heard.

  6. all-knowing, all-seeing narrator, can we all the thoughts and actions of all characters

  7. The words or phrases a writer uses to represent persons, objects, actions, feelings, and ideas descriptively by appealing to the senses.

  8. the time and place a story takes place

  9. Opposition to a character which comes from environment, surroundings, or other characters; a character struggles against some outside force; man vs. man or man vs. nature.

  10. the pattern of end rhyme in a poem; the pattern is identified by assigning a letter of an alphabet; beginning with a, to each line; lines that rhyme are given the same letter.

  11. The actions or events taking place after the high-point/climax.

  12. A hint or suggestion of a coming event.

  13. A person, animal, or imaginary creature in a literary work.

  14. Giving human qualities to non-human things/objects.

  15. A comparison of two different things without using like or as

  16. The struggle within the character dealing with emotions and felling. takes place within the mind of character, man.vs.self

  17. The most exciting point of the story.

  18. A sound, word, phrase, or line is repeated for effect or emphasis.

  19. The feelings and attitudes associated with a word.

  20. the write's or speaker's attitude towards the a subject, character, or audience; conveyed through the author's choice of diction, imagery, figurative language, and/or details.

  21. A story in which characters, objects, or actions have a meaning beyond the surface of a story.

  22. A deliberate , extravagant, and often outrageous exaggeration.

  23. The introduction to the characters, background, and setting of a short story or novel.

  24. The emotional response of a reader to a text

  25. A reference to a mythological, literacy, or historical person, place, or thing.

  26. The end of the story where the conflict is worked out.

  27. Expressions and imaginative language that is not literally true.

  28. comparison of two different things or ideas using 'like' or 'as'

  29. The use of a word or phrase that is less expressive or direct, but considered less distasteful or offensive than another.

  30. The dictionary definition of a word.

  31. The voice in a poem that talks to the reader; the speaker is not necessarily the poet.

  32. A break in a time sequence to an earlier event or time.

  33. An accepted phrase or expression having a meaning different from the literal meaning.

  34. From the point of view of one character.

  35. The use of any object, person, place, or action that has a meaning in itself while standing for something larger than itself, such as a quality, attitude, belief, or value.

  36. Conversation between characters.

  37. The sequence of events in a story.

  38. A word choice intended to convey a certain effect.

  39. The position from which a story is told.

  40. A form of literature; ex. fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, etc.

  41. A form of paradox that combines a pair of opposite terms into a single unusual expression; ex . "jumbo shrimp"

  42. A character, action, or situation that is a prototype, or pattern, of human life.

  43. The central message of a literary work; it is not the same as a subject, which can be expressed in a word or two; the theme is the idea the author wishes to convey about that subject; it is expressed as a sentence or general statement; literary work can have more than one theme.

  44. an author's or narrator's distinctive style or manner of expression.

  45. A grouping of two or more lines in a poem.

  46. A repetition of constant sound at the beginning of words.

  47. the pattern or flow of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables.