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the opening phase of a story in which the writer presents the background information that the reader needs in order to understand the plot that will subsequently unfold
the "feel" of a literary work, which is made up of specific techniques and devices in order to enhance his themes and delight his audience
the use of images that present something in a concrete, usually non-literal, informing word picture
a reference within a literary work to something outside of the work, most often a historical or literary figure
Experiment in living
the choice that a character makes to act and live according to particular beliefs
a work in which the author embodies realities in a fictional story in such a way that there is a clear one-to-one correspondence between those external realities and the internal elements of the story
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