such prhases as "tittle-tattle "bag and baggage "bed and board "primrose path and "through thick and thin" and in sayings like "look before you leap." allusion a reference in one literary work to a character or theme found. Run-on (or Comma Splice) Sentence, two sentences that are made into one by mistake. Hyperbole A figure of speech involving exaggeration. Proper nouns should be capitalized pronoun a word used in place of a noun. Pyrrhic A metrical foot with two unstressed syllables. Nominative case a pronoun used in the subject or predicate noun of a sentence.
Soliloquy Character talks to self to reveal thoughts without addressing a listener. Now, a lyric is the most common verse form: any fairly short poem in the voice of a single speaker, usually expressing personal concerns rather than describing a narrative or dramatic situation.
Enjambment The use of a line that "runs on" to the next line, without pause, to complete its grammatical sense (compare end stop). Parallelism Similarities between elements in a narrative (such as two characters or two plot lines). For example, Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock uses the high diction of epic poetry to talk about a domestic matter. Free Verse does not follow a prescribed pattern and allows the author more freedom when composing Blank Verse unrhymed verse or poem (usually in iambic pentameter but has a strict rhythm Meter the pattern or measure of stressed or accented words within a line. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, which exposed the horrors of African- American slavery, and John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, which popularized the plight of penniless migrant workers during the Great Depression, are examples. Ballad A narrative poem, impersonally related, that is (or originally was) meant to be sung. Persona The voice an actor takes on to tell the story in a particular work. Syntax the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences Euphony any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) hamlets Mute Acceptance Leads to Vocal Opposition sounds Cacophony letters that produce a harsh sound to illustrate unpleasant. Pyrrhic two successive unstressed or lightly stressed syllables.