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use of ridiculous situations to point out the meaningless of life in a worl which is without absolutes and in which man is given no dignity as a human
story in which characters, action, and/or setting represent abstract concepts or moral qualities
reference to a well-known person, event, story, place, or work of art meant to evoke certain associations
comparison between two seemingly unlike items or situations to provide insight into the nature of one or both
image, story patterns, or character type used often enough to be recognized on its own and evokes an unconscious response
through character's description, speech, actions, thoughts/emotions, and/or other character's views
play with a happy ending written to amuse, which appeals to the intellect; instructs people and society to be better by using humor
drama where the protagonist suffers disaster but in doing so attains heroic stature
decisive point in the plot; the point of greatest intensity or interest; point where problems start to be resolved
the struggle between two or more opposing forces kor characters in a plot; man vs man; man vs nature; man vs society
pupose of this is for characterization, exposition, mood, plot, theme, commentary on action
character that experiences some kind of change in personality or attitude during the course of the story
belief that man merely exists upon birth, and his life has no meaning; life is meaningless; if there is a meaning the pepole create it; on meaning is the meaning you bring to it
work that takes place in an unreal world, concerns incredible characters, or employs physical and scientific principles not yet discovered
scene that interrupts the actions to show an event that happened earlier, providing background information
character established as opposite of another character to emphasize certain qualities of that other character
character who has become bizarre, usually through some kind of obsession with an idea, a value, or an assumption; usually one-dimensional and possesses one or more exagerated personality traits
emphasizes new ways of expression and such themes as the chaotic and alienating nature of modern life
3rd person limited
the narrator reveals thoughts, feelings, and observations of only one character "he" or "she"
3rd person omniscient
narrator isn't a character, but someone who stands outside the story and comments on the action
tendancy to stress the limitations that everyday living imposes on humanity and to show how these limitations affect the nature of life
technique used to ridicule a subject, usually some human foible or insitiution; use humor to encourage reform
pattern that underlies a piece; important starting point when analyzing a work of literature
quality of a literary work that makes the reader or audience uncertain or tense about the outcome of events
any object, person, place, or action that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something larger than itself
the attitude and feelings an author expresses, which may be inferred from what he sayd and how he says it
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