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Literary terms in Twelth Night

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allusion
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
aside
a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
subplot
a secondary situation and conflict less important than the main plot of the story
pun
a humorous play on words
soliloquy
a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
monologue
a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
Cuckoldry
the dishonoring of a husband by adultery on the part of his wife
Taboo words
words of such strong affective connotations that they cannot be used in polite discourse
Venereal references
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Unusual metaphor
The use of a word in a context that differs from its proper application.
Personification
representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
Simile
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
Metonymy
substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
Symbolism
the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
Personification
representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
Malaprops
Words which have been misused for comic effect
Oxymoron
conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
Denouement
the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work