The good fortune of life
Something that stands for itself and something else
A comparison between two things using "like" or "as"
What begins the action of a story
Birth and infancy; innocence
Short story turned into a play
A work with two layers of meaning
Having a bizarre, fantastic appearance
The tail end of romanticism
The lack of restrictions
To spread throughout
Laid waste to
The seven ages, or "stages," of life
Party decorations to enliven the mood of the ball
Prince Prospero had a huge mansion
"Death held power over everyone"
"Death only strikes when you fear it"
"Death comes when one least expects it"
The repetition of consonant sounds
A point by point comparison
An indirect reference to a person, place, or literary work
"who dares insult us with this blasphemou mockery?"
"He had come like a thief in the night."
"But in spite of these things it was a gay and magnificant revel."