Literary Terms

Glossary of Literary Terms and Devices

LITERARY STYLE TERMS GENERAL DRAMATIC PLOT STRUCTURE DRAMA-SPECIFIC POETRY-SPECIFIC GENERAL Allegory: a story that may be applied to another, parallel, set of situations while maintaining its own narrative integrity; serves as an extended metaphor Alliteration: repetition of identical consonant sounds in different words in close proximity (see assonance,consonance, and sibilance) Allusion: references (usually unacknowledged) to literary works, persons, sayings, and other elements of our cultural heritage ...

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