a shortened version of a literary work
a brief statement or summary of the essential thoughts of a book, article, etc.;
an adjective which denotes qualities that exist only as attributes of particular
a symbolic narrative created to parallel and illuminate a separate set of moral,
philosophical, political, religious, or social situations
the repetition of consonant sounds in a sequence of nearby words
a reference, explicit or indirect, to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or
work of art
the use of a single word or expression to signify two or more distinct references, or to
express two or more diverse attitudes or feelings (poetic term);
ordinarily, the term is applied to a fault in style
a point by
point comparison made between two things for the purpose of clarifying the
less familiar of the two subjects
action, scene, object, or character placed where it does not belong in time
in poetry, a foot with two weak stresses followed by one strong stress, as in the word
a very brief account of an incident, usually personal or biographical
a character or force in conflict with the main character, or protagonist, in a literary work
Goliath is the antagonist battling David, the protagonist.
the word a pronoun stands for, usually used before or in close proximity to that pronoun
walked up the stairs where she
had seen the bloodstain.
(Joan = antecedent of she)
a protagonist who is petty, ineffectual, passive or dishonest; displaying few or none of the
characteristics of the traditional hero
a contrast expressed in grammatically parallel form
God made the country; man made the town.
the pithy and pointed statement of a serious maxim, opinion, or general truth
Art is long; life is short.
a direct and explicit address to an absent person or non-human entity
where is thy Victory?
recurrent narrative designs, patterns of action, character types, or images identifiable in a
wide variety of works of literature; archetypes are often used to reflect a set of
primitive, and elemental mental forms or patterns in the human psyche; if
effectively, archetypes evoke a profound response from the reader