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AP English Language and Composition
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Non-Rhyming poetry, usually written in iambic pentameter
Where characters speak to one another: may often be used to substitute for exposition
Language which describes something in detail, using words to substitute for and create sensory simulation, including visual and sound.
A direct relationship where one thing or idea substitutes for another.
An indirect relationship where one thing or idea is described as being similar to another. It usually contains the words "like"or "as," but not always.
Where every aspect of a story is representative, usually symbolic, of something else, usually a larger abstract concept or important historic/geopolitical event.
The time and place where the story occurs.
The main idea or message conveyed by the piece. It is generally stated as a complete sentence idea expressed by a single word or fragmentary phrase is a motif.