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1.A type of structure or form in poetry characterized by freedom from regularity and consistency in such elements as rhyme, (2 Words)
3.A metrical unit composed of stressed and unstressed syllables.
4.A line of poetry or prose in unrhymed iambic pentameter. (2 Words)
9.A long narrative poem that records the adventures of a hero.
14.A contrast or discrepancy between what is said and what is meant or between what happens and what is expected to happen in life and in literature.
15.The use of words to imitate the sounds they describe.
17.A character who contrasts and parallels the main character in a play or story.
18.A stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones, as in FLUT-ter-ing or BLUE-ber-ry.
20.The resolution of the plot of a literary work.
21.Poetry without a regular pattern of meter or rhyme. (2 Words)
22.A pair of rhymed lines that may or may not constitute a separate stanza in a poem.
24.A run-on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line into the next.
25.A figure of speech involving exaggeration.
27.The endowment of inanimate objects or abstract concepts with animate or living qualities.
30.A metrical foot with two unstressed syllables
32.The pattern of related comparative aspects of language, particularly of images, in a literary work.
34.A type of form or structure in poetry characterized by regularity and consistency in such elements as rhyme, (2 Words)
35.An unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one, as in to-DAY.
38.Two unaccented syllables followed by an accented one, as in com-pre-HEND or in-ter-VENE.
39.An imaginary person that inhabits a literary work.
41.A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly what their words denote. (2 Words)
43.The voice and implied speaker of a fictional work, to be distinguished from the actual living author.
46.An interruption of a work's chronology to describe or present an incident that occurred prior to the main time frame of a work's action.
48.The means by which writers present and reveal character.
49.An intensification of the conflict in a story or play.
51.A struggle between opposing forces in a story or play, usually resolved by the end of the work.
52.A narrative poem written in four-line stanzas, characterized by swift action and narrated in a direct style.
53.A strong pause within a line of verse.
54.A poem that tells a story. (2 Words)
56.A lyric poem that laments the dead.
57.A long, stately poem in stanzas of varied length, meter, and form.
58.The dictionary meaning of a word.
1.An eight-line unit, which may constitute a stanza; or a section of a poem, as in the octave of a sonnet.
2.A comparison between essentially unlike things without an explicitly comparative word such as like or as.
5.A character or force against which another character struggles.
6.The first stage of a fictional or dramatic plot, in which necessary background information is provided.
7.A humorous, mocking imitation of a literary work, sometimes sarcastic, but often playful and even respectful in its playful imitation.
8.An imagined story, whether in prose, poetry, or drama.
10.The associations called up by a word that goes beyond its dictionary meaning.
11.A customary feature of a literary work, such as the use of a chorus in Greek tragedy,
12.Poetic meters such as trochaic and dactylic that move or fall from a stressed to an unstressed syllable. (2 Words)
13.A love lyric in which the speaker complains about the arrival of the dawn, when he must part from his lover
16.A four-line stanza in a poem, the first four lines and the second four lines in a Petrachan sonnet.
19.The main character of a literary work--Hamlet and Othello in the plays named after them,
20.The selection of words in a literary work.
23.The angle of vision from which a story is narrated. (3 Words)
26.A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words. (2 Words)
28.The turning point of the action in the plot of a play or story.
29.A brief witty poem, often satirical.
31.A concrete representation of a sense impression, a feeling, or an idea.
33.The omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable to preserve the meter of a line of poetry.
36.In the plot of a story or play, the action following the climax of the work that moves it towards its denouement or resolution. (2 Words)
37.Hints of what is to come in the action of a play or a story.
40.The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or a line of poetry or prose, as in "I rose and told him of my woe."
42.The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the beginning of words.
44.The conversation of characters in a literary work.
45.A figure of speech in which a closely related term is substituted for an object or idea.
47.A type of poem characterized by brevity, compression, and the expression of feeling. (2 Words)
50.The measured pattern of rhythmic accents in poems.
55.The unified structure of incidents in a literary work.

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