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a trite, stereotyped expression
suggestive/associative meaning of words
imitation of work using original form and content to be critical or humorous
the arrangement of words in a sentence
applied to fiction that involves high adventure, thwarted love, mysterious circumstances, arduous quests and improbable triumphs.
non literal use of language
comic mode-holds subject to scorn/ridicule—tries to correct
comparison between two unlike things NOT using like or as
a quality in literature that makes the reader experience pity, sorrow, or tenderness toward helpless, innocent victims suffering through no fault of their own.
comparison between two unlike things USING like or as
the erroneous substitution for the correct word of a word similar in sound but very different in meaning.
giving human characteristics to non-human objects
accurate depiction in any literary work of the everyday life of a place or period; a literary movement that developed in the latter half of the nineteenth century in America, England and France in reaction to the excesses of romanticism.
a figure of speech in which the speaker directly and often emotionally addresses a person/place/thing/entity who is dead or otherwise not physically present
created by the Romans, explored complexity of life, country better than urban
two ideas are directly opposed
narrative in which abstract qualities are personified as characters (death, pride, etc)
the classification of literary works on the basis of their content, form, or technique
contradictory ideas combined to create condensed paradox
A type of rhetoric in which the second part is syntactically balanced against the first.
language appeals to 5 senses (usually sight)
selection or omission of detail
attention to or treatment of a subject in individual or minute parts
recurring accented/unaccented syllables
repetition of final stressed vowel and sounds following
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