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literature based on highly humorous plots
farce
impressionism
the recording of events or situations as they bave been inpressed upon the mind as feelings, emotions, and vague thoughts.
metonymy
the substituting of one word for another hat is closely related to it
foreshadowing
giving hints of what is to come later in a story
antithesis
an opposition or contrast of ideas
irony
using w arod or phrase to mean the exact opposite of its literal normal meaning.
metaphor
a comparison of two unlike things in which no word of comparison is used
imagery
the words or pharases a writer selects to create a certain picture in the reader's mind.
hyperbole
an exaggeration or overstatement
gothic novel
a type of fiction that is often characterized b gloomy castles, ghosts and supernatural happenings
language used to create a special effecct or feeling.
figure of speech
flashback
going back to an earlier time for the purpose of making something in the present clearer
flashback
going back to an earlier time for the purpose of making something in the present clearer
hubris
derived from the Greed work hybris means "excessive pride".
genre
refers to a category or type of lieterature based on its style, form, and content.