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Substitution of one term for another that is generally associated with it. (suits->buisnessmen)
Literal meaning corresponds w/ symbolic meaning.
Arrangement of words.
A character who highlights the personality of an opposing character.
Intentional understatement .
Conscious exaggeration.
Reference w/in literature to historical or literary person, place, or event.
Reoccurring idea, feeling, etc. that informs a major theme.
Sudden/powerful realization.
Novel which refers to the process of writing the novel.
A part of an entity used to describe the whole. (my wheel->my car)
A boy who kills his father in order to marry his mother has this complex.
Unrhymed iambic pentameter (same flow as speech).
Narrator who says that the narration is fiction.
Narrator who evaluates characters and expresses opinion.
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Moment of recognition or discovery.
A speech by a lone character.
Narrator's attitude.
Revealed over time to be an untrustworthy source of information.
Choice of words.
Initial presentation of background information.
Excessive pride.
Emotional release.
Understatement (often used with Meiosis).
Serious lyric poem that is usually long, and uses a metrical structure.
Brooding/mysterious setting and plot in a novel.
Final resolution of a plot.
Direct address to an absent or dead person, object, quality, or idea.
Short speech audible to audience but not to other characters.
Tragic flaw.

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