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use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
text that tells a first-hand account of an event; original works used when researching (letters, journals)
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