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A contrast or discrepancy between what is stated and what is really meant, or between what is expected to happen and what actually does happen.
Also called the denouement, this is the final stage in the plot of a drama or work of fiction. Here the action comes to an end and remaining loose ends are tied up.
An outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot. The final outcome of the main dramatic complication in a literary work.
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
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