a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature; for example angry clouds; a cruel wind.
a generalized belief about a group of people
when an object or event represents or stands for something
told from the narrator's point of view, using "I"
The narrator tells a listener what he/she has done or said, using the personal pronoun "you." This point of view is rare
a short poem with fourteen lines, usually ten-syllable rhyming lines, divided into two, three, or four sections
Point of view in which the narrator is outside the action and refers to characters as he or she
opinion based on one's frame of reference and perspective
A device in literature where an object represents an idea