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  • Literary Terms
    • Alliteration
      • Repetition of the same letter
    • Allusion
    • Personification
    • Blank verse
      • Written without rhyme scheme
    • Climax
      • At which the crisis reaches its point of greatest intensity and is thereafter resolved
    • Connotation
    • Consonance
    • Oxymoron
  • Referencing history or another text etc./
    • Allusion
  • Hyperbole
    • Literary Terms
      • Alliteration
        • Repetition of the same letter
      • Personification
      • Blank verse
        • Written without rhyme scheme
      • Climax
        • At which the crisis reaches its point of greatest intensity and is thereafter resolved
      • Connotation
      • Consonance
      • Oxymoron
  • Exaggeration
    • Hyperbole
    • Giving something human-like qualities
      • Simile and metaphors
        • used to compare two things
          • Simile and metaphors
          • Sibilance
            • Repetition of 's' sound
              • Sibilance
              • onomatopoeia
                • the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named
                  • onomatopoeia
                  • Caesura
                    • Pause in a line of poetry
                      • Caesura
                      • Colloquial language
                        • informal/relaxed often used by the working class
                      • Flashback
                        • retrospective view - looking back
                          • Flashback
                          • Episodic
                            • long string of short individual scenes, stories or sections
                              • Episodic
                              • Non linear narrative
                                • Doesn't follow the traditional structure
                              • Foreshadowing
                                • Suggesting, hinting what will occur later in a narrative
                              • Stream of consciousness
                                • writing in which a character thoughts are presented
                              • Denouement
                                • unwinding the result to the audience
                              • Aposiopesis
                                • technique for showing a characters overcharged emotions
                              • technique for showing a characters overcharged emotions
                              • Epiphany
                                • revelation of such power and insight that it alters the entire world - view of the thinker who experiences it
                              • Imagery
                                • Vocabulary that creates a picture
                                  • Imagery
                                  • Assonance
                                    • Repetition of vowels
                                  • Juxtaposition
                                    • opposing or similar ideas
                                  • Aural Imagery
                                    • images created through sound
                                      • Aural Imagery
                                      • Dissonance
                                        • Unpleasant sounds
                                      • Anaphora
                                        • Beginning with the same word
                                      • Beginning with the same word
                                      • Diction
                                        • Vocabulary of a particular theme
                                          • Diction
                                          • Pessimistic
                                            • having a negative outlook
                                              • Pessimistic
                                              • Optimistic
                                                • Having a positive oulook
                                                  • Optimistic
                                                  • Pathos
                                                    • a quality that evokes pity or sadness
                                                      • Pathos
                                                      • Connotations are the associations people make with words that go being the literal or dictionary definition
                                                        • Repetition of consonants
                                                          • Euphemism
                                                            • form of a negative description instead of its original, unsympathetic form
                                                              • Euphemism
                                                              • Irony
                                                                • playing around with words such that the meaning implied by a sentence or word is actually different from the literal meaning
                                                                  • Irony
                                                                  • contrasting concepts placed together
                                                                    • Catastrophe
                                                                      • 'turning downward' of the plot, in a tragedy

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