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A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
A character, group, or concept that represents opposition against the protagonist.
A standard pattern or mold from which all things after it are created (idea, theme, character, plot, symbol, pattern).
Clarification in a novel or the character got what was coming to them
A serious disagreement or argument.
An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal/primary meaning (implication, hidden meaning).
The final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved (finale, epilogue, final scene).
Deus ex machine
An unexpected power or event or character saving a seemingly hopeless situation.
The choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.
The personality of a character is revealed by the use of descriptive language.
An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad.
Punctuation that is used to show where words have been left out (...).
The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations.
A comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory
A character who contrasts with another character in order to highlight particular qualities of that other character.
A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
A fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero.
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
Excessive pride or self-confidence (arrogance, conceit)
Visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
The personality of a fictitious character is revealed through the character's speech, actions, appearance, ect.
An event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.
The face of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable (without using "like" or "as").
A long speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical/broadcast program (soliloquy, speech, address).
A distinctive feature or dominant idea in an artistic/literary composition (theme, idea, topic).
A statement that is self contradictory because it often contains two statements that are both true, but cannot both be true at the same time (JUMBOshrimp).
A quality that evokes pity or sadness (tragedy, sadness).
Human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
Written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure (sequence).
The leading character or one of the major characters in a novel.
Word play that suggests two or more meanings for an intended humorous effect.
The use of humor, irony, or exaggeration to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices (mockery).
The comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (using "like" and "as").
An act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.
A thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well formed sentences in a language.
The subject or a talk, piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.
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