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A concrete object, scene, or action which has deeper significance because it is associated with something else, often an important idea or theme in the work.
Greek for "taking together", synecdoche is a metaphor of substitution like metonymy; however, rather than substituting something associated with the subject, a part of the subject is substituted for the whole, or the whole for the part e. g. "all hands on deck" or "he drives a nice set of wheels"
The measure adopted by Dante for his Divina Commedia, consisting of a series of interlocking tercets in which the second line of each one rhymes with the first and third lines of the one succeeding, thus: aba, bcb, cdc
Third Person Point of View
In this form of narration, the narrator is someone outside the story who refers to all characters in the story by name or as "he" "she" or "they". There are generally considered to be two types of third person narration: omniscient- in which the narrator knows everything about the characters that needs to be known, including their innner thoughts, feelings, motives, etc.; limited- in which the narrator tells the story in third person, but has access to the thoughts, feelings, etc. of only one character.
Expressing a thought in a way that appears to be sincere, but is actually joking or ironic
Typically, a form of drama concerned with the fortunes and misfortunes, and, ultimately, the disasters, that befall human beings of title, power, and position. In tragedy, the characters' traits of excellence, nobility, and virtuousness are insufficient to save them from self-destruction or destruction brought upon them.
A play in which the action, though apparently leading to a catastrophe, is reversed to bring about a happy ending.
Literary, philosophical, and religious movement of the Antebellum period that purports the divinity of each individual conscience and that each human is animated by the same divinity; paid particular attention to the unspoiled natural world, believing that God is best revealed in man when man is in nature; likewise believed that truth can be discovered through intuition and trusting the inner voice
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