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1. External-either between characters or between a character(s) and an opposing force such as fate or environment (nature, society, or circumstances)
2. Internal-within the character
an expression of one thing in terms of another-the stated or implied equivalence of two things (key word-"is"
a stated comparison of two things using a linking word or phrase (key words "like," "as," "as if," etc.)
an image with a number of related meanings and therefore with a value independent of any one of them (A symbol means something in addition to itself.)
a brief reference, explicit or indirect, in a work to something outside it-to a person, place, or event or to another literary work (Biblical, historical, classical, etc.)
hiding what is actually the case, not to deceive, but to achieve special rhetorical or artistic effects
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