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Allegory
The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form.
Allusion
The act of alluding; indirect reference (Biblical)
Denotation
The most specific or direct meaning of a word, in contrast to its figurative or associated meanings
Connotation
An idea or meaning suggested by or associated with a word or thing: Hollywood holds connotations of romance and glittering success.
Irony
The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning
Personification
A person or thing typifying a certain quality or idea; an embodiment or exemplification: “He's invisible, a walking personification of the Negative” (Ralph Ellison).
Antagonist
The principal character in opposition to the protagonist or hero of a narrative or drama.
Protagonist
The main character in a drama or other literary work
Pathos
A quality, as of an experience or a work of art, that arouses feelings of pity, sympathy, tenderness, or sorrow. (evict emotion)
Satire
Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose folly, vice, or stupidity
Symbol
Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible
Point of View
The attitude or outlook of a narrator or character in a piece of literature, a movie, or another art form.
Theme
An implicit or recurrent idea; a motif: a theme of powerlessness that runs through the diary; a party with a tropical island theme.
Tone
Manner of expression in speech or writing: took an angry tone with the reporters.
Monologe
A long speech made by one person, often monopolizing a conversation. (soliloquy)