The repetition of consonant sounds within words.
A pair of lines that end in rhyme.
A character’s speech that must be styled according to their social station and in accordance with the occasion.
Literal meaning of a word.
More than one possibly in the meaning of words.
Instructs or provides information for a particular purpose
The author’s choice of word.
A song for the dead.
Tone is typically slow, heavy, depressed and melancholy
Refers to the grating of incompatible sounds.
Crude, simplistic verse, often in sing-song rhyme.
An expression or term liable to more than one interpretation.
When the audience knows something that the characters in the drama do not.
When a single speaker in literature says something to a silent audience.
One who changes his/her beliefs, values, or opinions in a story.
A type of poem that meditates on death or mortality in a serious, thoughtful manner. Often use the recent death of a noted person or loved one as a starting point. Also memorialize specific dead people.
The omission of a word or words understood in the context.
The continuation of a syntactic unit from one line or couplet of a poem to the next with no pause.
A very long narrative poem on a serious theme in a dignified style.
Lines the commemorate the dead at their burial place.
The same word is used with two different meanings
A word of phrase that takes the place of a harsh, unpleasant, or impolite reality.
When sounds blend harmoniously, they result in euphony.
To say or write something directly and clearly.
Extremely broad humor or a funny play; comedy.
Lines rhymed by the final two syllables.