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

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