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  1. is a circumstance or set of circumstances that prompts a character to act in a certain way or that determines the outcome of a situation or work.
  2. is the study of sound and rhythm in poetry.
  3. is the atmosphere or predominant emotion in a literary work.
  4. is the use of words that mimic the sounds they describe: e.g., "hiss," "buzz," and "bang." When onomatopoeia is used on an extended scale in a poem, it is called imitative harmony.
  5. is a kind of metaphor that gives inanimate objects or abstract ideas human characteristics: e.g., "The wind cried in the dark."
  6. is the perspective from which a narrative is told.

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  1. Plotis the sequence of events or actions in a short story, novel, play, or narrative poem.


  2. Verbal ironyoccurs in three types.


  3. Oxymoronis a form of paradox that combines a pair of opposite terms into a single unusual expression: e.g., "sweet sorrow" or "cold fire."


  4. Dramatic ironyoccurs when a speaker or narrator says one thing while meaning the opposite. An example of verbal irony occurs in the statement, "It is easy to stop smoking. I've done it many times."


  5. Situational ironyoccurs when a situation turns out differently from what one would normally expect-though often the twist is oddly appropriate: e.g., a deep sea diver drowning in a bathtub is ironic.


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