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euphemism
using a softer expression to avoid offending or hurting someone
free verse
poetry without rhyme or metre and usually with lines of varying length
iambic pentameter
line of five iambs
hyperbole
deliberate exaggeration for effect
pun
play on words which sound similar but have different meanings
parody
the imitation of a well-known work in a humorous way
plot
what happens in a story
genre
a type or category of art, writing, film, etc.
soliloquy
character alone on stage speaks his/her thoughts aloud
dramatic irony
the audience or reader understands better than the character what is going on
syntax
the arrangement of words in a sentence
paradox
statement which appears first to be ridiculous but may be expressing a truth
Antithesis
a figure of speech characterized by strongly contrasting words, clauses, sentences, or ideas
allusion (He made allusions to Shakespeare in his speech)
reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance.