English literature – subject terminology
When every other line rhymes
Any writing that is not poetry
a long speech made by a character in a play while no other characters are on stage. They speak with the audience to reveal thoughts
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
suggesting, hinting, indicating, or showing what will occur later in a narrative
A comparison without using like or as
Referencing past events
unrhymed iambic pentameter
A speech, passage, or event coming before the main speech or event
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
14 line long poems about love
the development of complications that create the conflict of a story
the most intense, exciting, or important point of something; a culmination or apex.
an outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot
provides important background information and introduces the characters
the sequence of events in a story
A line of poetry that contains five iambic feet
Something with more than one possible meaning
A line or two addressed to the audience by a character in play
Repetition of a vowel sound. Eg, how now brown cow
words and phrases particular to a region of area.
When the audience knows more than the characters in a play.
The kinds of words and phrases used, formal diction, violent diction.