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Motif

a design that consists of recurring shapes or colors

Theme

a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work

Objective Point of View

belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events

First Person POV

pronouns and verbs used to refer to the speaker or writer of the language in which they occur

Third Person POV

pronouns and verbs that are used to refer to something other than the speaker or addressee of the language in which they occur

Third Person Omniscient

infinitely wise, writer is not in the story but knows and decribes all the character's thoughts and ideas

Third Person Limited

narrator sees the world through only one characters eyes and thoughts.

Situational Irony

occurs when the outcome of a work is unexpected, or events turn out to be the opposite from what one had expected

Romantic Irony

an author's persistent presence in his or her work, meant to ensure that the audience will maintain critical detachment and not simply accept the writing at face value

Dramatic Irony

(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play

Cosmic Irony

when a writer uses God, destiny, or fate to dash the hopes and expectations of a character or humankind in general

Archetype

an original model on which something is patterned

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