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

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