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Final Exam TermsAlliteration: Repetition of initial sounds in subsequent words (Ex.: “Peter Piper picked…”)Allusion: Any reference to history or previous literature within a work, direct as well as indirect.Antagonist: The principal character in opposition to the protagonist in a literary work.Assonance: The repetition of the same vowel sounds within successive words (Ex.: “Tilting withwindmills”)Apostrophe: A figure of speech in which a speaker breaks off and directly addresses a person notpresent or an abstract thing or idea.Caesura: A complete pause in a line of poetry, indicated through the meter or the sense of theline.Conflict: Opposition between characters or forces in a literary work, especially that which drivesthe plot forward. Can be external or internal. The four types of conflict are:Man vs. ManMan vs. NatureMan vs. SocietyMan vs. SelfConsonance: The repetition of consonants within or at the ends of words (Ex.: Blankand thinkor pitted and battle)Contrast: The use of opposing elements to distinguish unlike or opposite elements.Couplet: Two successive lines of verse, usually sharing the same rhyme and meter andexpressing a complete thought.Diction: Word choice.End rhyme: A rhyme in the final syllable of a verse of poetry (the most common kind).Enjambment: The running over of a sentence from one line of verse to the next.

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