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Active Voice

The person doing the action


Act

Division of a play

Allegory

A story that has a second meaning

Alliteration

Repetition of a consonant

Allusion

Reference to a familiar thing

Anachronism

Something placed in an inappropriate period of time

Analogy

Similarity between two different things

Anecdote

Short story

Antagonist

Opposor of the protagonist

Anticlimax

plot twist

Anti hero

character with no heroism qualities

Aphorism

Observation on life

Apostrophe

figure of speech when the person in question is not present but is being addressed

Assonance

repetition of vowels

Blank verse

poetry with no structure

Dynamic Character

undergoes significant change

Static Character

no change to character over the storyline

round character

Character with several sides

Flat Character

minor Character

Character foil

character whose behaviour is opposite to that of the protagonist. Aids in developing the protagonist

Conceit

a far fetched simile or metaphor

Elegy

poem lamenting death

Epigram

Short, witty poem

euphemism

indirect mild expression instead of the harsh truth

euphony

agreeable sounds

Dramatic Irony

author shares information not known by the character

situational irony

circumstances turn out differently than expected

verbal irony

ironic statements

pathos

Appealing to emotions in an audience

logos

Appealing to an audiences logic

Ethos

bla

Rhetorical devices

technique to induce emotional response in a listener

rhetorical question

a question asked to produce an effect but no reply

Anaphora

repetition of an identical word group at the beginning of a sentence

Enjambment

continuous line, run on line