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epiphany
sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience
dilemma
a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives
conflict
a struggle between 2 opposing forces or characters in a short story, novel, play, or narrative poem
rising action
those events in a play that lead to a turning point in the action
climax
point of greatest emotional intensity, interest, or suspense in a narrative
resolution
a resolve or determination
plot
sequence of events or happenings in a literary work
irony
a contrast or inongruity between what is stated and what is really meant
satire
a kinda of writing that holds up to ridicule or contempt the weakness and wrongdoing of individuals, groups, institutions, or humanity in general
farce
a type of comedy based on a farfeched humorous situation, often with ridiculous or stereotyped characters