Allegory Symbolic narrative in which surface details imply a secondary meaning; often takes form of story in which characters represent moral qualities Alliteration Repetition of consonant sounds, especially at beginning of words Anapest Two unaccented syllables followed by an accented one (comprehend; intervene) Antagonist Character or force against which a main character struggles Assonance Repetition …

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Alliteration Repetition of consonant sounds, primarily at the beginning of the word. Assonance The repetition of vowel sounds in a sentence, line of poetry, or prose. Ballad A narrative poem written in four-line stanzas, characterized by swift action, rhythm, and directly narrated. Blank Verse A line of poetry or prose in unrhymed iambic pentameter. Concrete …

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Ballad A narrative poem written in 4 line stanzas, characterized by swift action and narrated in a direct style. Elegy A lyric poem that laments the dead. Epic a long narrative poem written in elevated style which present the adventures of characters of high position and episodes that are important to the history of a …

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