Literary Elements

"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."


Definition- The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of closely connected words.

Example- Alice's aunt ate apple and acorns around August.


Definition- An expression used to call something mine without mentioning it; an indirect reference.

Example- "As the cave's roof collapsed, he was swallowed up in the dust like Jonah..."


Definition- The character in opposition to the protagonist or hero of a narrative or drama.

Example- The Joker is the antagonist of Batman.


Definition- Used to show the possession of an object or word. Also used to represent conjunctions or slang

Example- We crowded around Mallika's computer to watch YOUTUBE.


Definition- A very typical example of a certain person or thing.

Example- Cheerleaders: stereo-typically dumb and blonde, of course this isn't true


Definition- The repeating of vowel sounds to create rhyming.

Example- Reese's Pieces


Definition- A person in a play, book. or movie.

Example- Harry Potter from the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling is a character