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The force in conflict with the protagonist, may be society, nature, fate, self, or another person
a theme, motif, symbol, or stock character that holds a familiar and fixed place in a culture's consciousness
deus ex machina
Literally "god from the machine." This is a plot device in which a person or thing appears "out of the blue" to help a character to overcome a seemingly insolvable difficulty.
a combination of metaphors that produces a confused or contradictory image ex: "the company's collapse left a mountain of debt in its wake"
the narrator knows all of the actions, feelings, and motivations of all of the characters.
the narrator conveys a subject's thoughts, impressions, and perceptions exactly as they occur, often in disjointed fashion and without the logic and grammar of typical speech and writing
a form of metonymy in which a part of an entity is used to refer to the whole ex: "my wheels" for "my car"
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