Dramatic Monologue – Flashback

Dramatic Monologue
A form of dramatic poetry in which the speaker describes a crucial moment in his or her life to a silent listener-and in the process reveals much about his or her own character

Elegy
A serious poem of lament, usually mourning a death or other great loss

Empathy
An individual’s close identification with a person, place or thing, as when audience members experience the same emotions as a character in a play

Enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to another

Epic
A long narrative poem that recounts, in formal language, the exploits of a larger-than-life hero

Epigram
A short, witty poem; a saying

Epilogue
A concluding statement or section added to a work of literature

Epiphany
A moment of sudden realization of the true meaning of a situation, person, or object

Epitaph
A tombstone inscription or brief poem composed in memory of someone who has died

Epithet
A brief phrase that is used to characterize a person, place or thing

Essay
A short piece of nonfiction writing in which the author presents his or her view on a particular topic

Exemplum
A brief story used as an example to illustrate a moral point

Extended metaphor
a metaphor that compares two unlike things in various ways throughout a paragraph, stanza, or selection

Fable
A very brief, often humorous, story intended to teach a lesson about human behavior or to give advice on how to behave

Farce
A type of comedy with ridiculous situations, characters, and events

Fiction
A narrative in which situations and characters are invented by the writer

Figurative Language
Language that is not meant to be interpreted literally and is used for descriptive effect, often to imply ideas indirectly

Figure of speech
A specific device or kind of figurative language

Flashback
A narrative passage set in an earlier time that interrupts the chronological order of the rest of a story

Epigraph
A quotation from another work that suggests a theme, or main idea, of the work at hand