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Allusion
a reference to a mythological, literary or historical person, place, or thing
hyberbole
a deliberate extravagant and often outrageous exaggeration used for either either serious or comic effect
Irony
occurs in different ways
Verbal Irony
occurs when a speaker or narrator says one thing while meaning the opposite
Situational Irony
occurs when a situation turns out differently from what one would normally expect though ooften the twist is oddly appropriate
Motif
a term that describes a pattern or strand of imagery or symbolism in a work of literature
sarcasm
the use of verbal irony in which a person appears to be praising something that is actually insulting
Understatement
opposite of hyperbole
Archetype
characterr or action or situation that is a prototype or pattern of human life generally a situation that occurs over and over agian in literature such as a quest an initiation or an attempt to overcome evil
Details
facts revealed by the author or speaker that support the attitude or tone ina piece of poetry or prose
Foreshadowing
the use of hints or clues in a narrative to suggest future action
Mood
the atmosphere or predominant emotion in a literary work
Rhetorical Shift
a change or movement in a piece resulting fromm an epiphany realization or insight gained by the speaker a character or the reader
Style
the writer's characteristic manner of employing language