Literary Elements

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

Alliteration

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.

Allusion

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..."

Anatagonist

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


Example- The Joker is the antagonist of Batman.

Apostrophe

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.

Archetype

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


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

Assonance

Definition- The repeating of vowel sounds to create rhyming.


Example- Reese's Pieces

Character

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


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