A poetic line containing metrical feet that move from unstressed to stressed syllables
A poetic line containing metrical feet that move from unstressed to stressed syllables.
The form of a word after all affixes are removed.
An explicit set of criteria used for assessing a particular type of work
The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices.
A division of a play or of an act of a play, usually representing what passes between certain of the actors in one place.
A grammatical unit that expresses a complete thought.
A poem of six six-line stanzas and a three-line envoy, originally without rhyme, in which each stanza repeats the end words of the lines of the first stanza, but in different order, the envoy using the six words again, three in the middle of the lines and three at the end.
The time and place of the action in a literary work.
A brief work of fiction, resembling the longer novel but generally with a simpler plot and setting.
Words, or a grouping of words, alerting the reader that borrowed information follows.