two or more words in a phrase or line of poetry share the same beginning consonant sound. Books before boys
When the meaning of a word, phrase, or sentence is uncertain
is an error of chronology or timeline in a literary piece. In other words, anything that is out of time and out of place
a narrative poem (tell story) that originally was set to music.
Round: A character who is fully developed and is considered complex
Flat: A two-dimensional character that is relatively uncomplicated or underdeveloped
An expression that has been overused to the extent that it loses its meaning.
The conflict is faced during the main, most dramatic event of the story.
Of Mice and Men: Climax: When Lennie kills Curley’s wife.
The meaning implied by a word (in addition to its literal definition)
repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase
Different from alliteration? Can happen anywhere in the word. can include vowels with the consonants.
A couplet is a successive pair of lines in a poem. The last two lines in a sonnet.
The pair of lines that comprise a couplet generally rhyme with each other and contain the same meter.
Literal or dictionary definition of a word.
Long, narrative poem with a hero/heroic deeds
polite, indirect expressions that replace words and phrases considered harsh and impolite, or which suggest something unpleasant
A character who serves as a direct contrast to another character as a device to emphasize the qualities of the main character
George to Lennie (Of Mice and Men)
Object or idea that repeats itself throughout a literary work. for example great gatsby, parties,colors,wealth
Occur at the start of a story to get the reader “hooked”
Statement that seems contradictory but nevertheless suggests truth
example, Here are the rules: Ignore all rules.
EXAMPLE, Father like son
components in a sentence that are grammatically the same; or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter