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Epithet
any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality:
Juxtaposition
an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
Litotes
understatement
Hyperbole
an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally
Farce
a ludicrous situation or action
Elegy
a mournful or plaintive poem or song
Lyric
characterized by or expressing spontaneous, direct feeling
Imagery
figurative description
Foil
to baffle or frustrate
Foreshadowing
the organization and presentation of events and scenes in a work of fiction so that the reader is prepared to some degree for what occurs later in the work.
Situational Irony
irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected
Dramatic Irony
irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play
Verbal Irony
irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning