humorous scene which alleviates tension in a story
an elaborate, fanciful metaphor, especially of a strained or far-fetched nature.
the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning.
Repetition of consonant sounds in a phrase or passage.
uses contrast of elements within music or poetry
a pair of successive lines of verse, especially a pair that rhyme and are of the same length.
a word’s literal and primary meaning
Deus Ex Machina
Unrealistic intervention in a story to rescue characters from their conflicts.
the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing
an alter ego or ghostly counterpoint of a character. Also an apparition or double of a living person
a poem written in the form of a speech of a character to an imaginary audience.
someone who undergoes an important internal change because of the action in the plot
a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead
When one line flows into another in a poem
a sudden insight or realization that changes a character’s understanding
story written in the form of letters
shows belief that man is in control of his fate
a way of analyzing text
The essential background information at the beginning of a literary work
Language that contains or uses figures of speech, especially metaphors.
Figures of Speech
devices using language to associate or compare things
A character that serves by contrast to highlight or emphasize opposing traits in another character.
hint of what is to come in a literary work
A secondary story or stories embedded in the main story.