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setting
the time and place of the story or platy
theme
the central idea or insight of a work of literature
tone
the attiude a writer takes toward the reader a subject or a character
plot
the series of the related events that make up a story or drama
stanza
a group of the consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit
novel
a long fictional prose narrative, usually of more than fifthy thousand words
suspense
the unertainly or anxiety we feel about what is going to happen next in the story
protagonist
tha main character in fiction, drama, or narrative poerty
parody
the imitation of work of literature, art, or music for amusement or instruction
quatrain
a four-line stanza or poem or group of four line unified by a rhyme scheme
hyperbole
a figure of speech the uses exaggeration to express strong emotion or create a comic effect
onomatopeia
the use of word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning
paradox
an apparant contradiction that is ctually true
fable
a very breif story in prose or verse that teache a moral or practical lessons about life
octave
an eight line stanze or poem or the first eight lines of an italian sonnet
style
the manner in which writers or speakers say they wish to say
mock epic
a comic narrative poem that parodies the epic by treating a trival subject in lofty, grandmanner
sestet
a six line stanza or poem or the last six lines of an italian sonnet
ode
a complex generally long lyric poem on a serious subject
elegy
a poem thet mourns the death of a person laments somthing lost
rhythm
the atleration of the stressed and unstressed syllables in language
refrain
a repeated word, pharse, line, or group

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