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epithet
characteristic adjective
exposition
background information
meter
regular pattern
motif
recurring symbols
dramatic irony
reader is aware, but characters aren't
satire
critical toward human behavior. targets large groups.
situational irony
contrast b/t what will happen and what actually happens
verbal irony
discrepancy b/t real and literal meanings of writer's words (sarcasm)
symbol
concrete object stands for an abstract idea
archetype
universal symbols
epiphany
a moment of realization
oxymoron
rhetorical antithesis
personification
giving human characteristics to inanimate objects
imagery
addresses senses
allusion
references to mythology, history, or literature
alliteration
repitition of initial consonant sounds
similie
comparison using like or as
metaphor
comparison of 2 unrelated things
juxtaposition
places close together for comparison or contrast
idiom
does not refer to literal meaning