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A sentence that delivers its point at the end
The use of humor to ridicule and expose the shortcomings and failings of society
Figure of speech where the subject is not alive
Ex: much of the spoken language in Huckleberry Finn
A label given to a literary work whose main purpose is to give guidance in moral, ethical, or religious matters
A protagonist who carries the action of the literary piece but does not embody the classic characteristics of courage, strength and nobility
Ex: All hands on deck
An element within a story that is out of its time frame
Quality of being intentionally unclear
The use of a proper noun as a common name
An emotional cleansing through expression of emotion
An error in diction caused by the substitution of one word for another similar in sound but different in meaning
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The opposite of parallel construction
Narrow in point of view or approach
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than specific things. people, or places
A poem, play, or story that celebrates and idealizes a simple life
Ex: 'she passed away' as opposed to 'she died'
A smooth, pleasant arrangement of sounds
The quality of a literary work which appeals to emotion
The events following the resolution of the final conflict of the plot
A witty, pointed, terse saying
Latin for 'in the middle of things'
A harsh combination of sounds
A word or group of words used to characterize a person.

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