1. caricature
    a depiction in which a characters characteristics or features are so deliberately exaggerated as to render them absurd
  2. chiasmus
    a figure of speech by which the order of the terms in the first of two parallel clauses is reversed in the second
  3. colloquial
    ordinary language, the vernacular
  4. conceit
    a comparison of two unlikely things that is drawn out within a piece of literature,in particular an extended metaphor within a poem
  5. connotation
    what is suggested by a word, apart from what it explicitly describes, often referred to as the implied meaning of a word
  6. consonance
    the repetition of a sequence of two or more consonants, but with a change in intervening vowels
  7. couplet
    two rhyming lines of iambic pentameter that together present a single idea or connection
  8. dactylic
    a merical foot in poetry that consists of to stressed syllables followed by one unstressed syllable
  9. denotation
    a direct and specific meaning often referred to as the dictionary meaning of a word
  10. dialect
    the language and speech idiosyncrasies area, region, or group of people
  11. diction
    the specfic word choice an author uses to persuade or convey tone, purpose, or effect
  12. dramatic monologue
    a monolouge that is set in a specfic situation and spoken to an imaginary audience. another term for this could be soliloquy
  13. elegy
    a poetic lament upon the death of a particular person, usually ending in consolation
  14. enjambment
    the countinuation of a sentence from one line or couplet of a poem to the next
  15. epic
    a poem that celebrates, in a continuous narrative, the achivements of mighty heros and heriones , often concerned with the founding nation or developing culture; it uses elevated language and grand, high style
  16. exposition
    the part of the structure that sets the scene,introduces and identifies characters , and establishes the situation at the beginning of the story or play
  17. extended metaphor
    a detailed and complex metaphor that extends over a long section of a work, also known as a conceit
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