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22 terms

After Twenty Years by O. Henry

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stalwart
(adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n.) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
habitual
(Adj): According to usual practice.
swagger
To walk around in a proud, showy manner; to boast in a loud manner
restaurant
a place where people pay to eat
absurdity
nonsense; foolishness
egotism
an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
vicinity
Neighborhood; locality; region about or near a place
impressively
in a way that causes admiration
reassuringly
in a way that restores confidence
stanch
trustworthy
foreshadowing
a hint or clue an author gives about what will happen in the story
dramatic irony
when the audience or the reader knows something a character doesn't
situational irony
a contrast between what is expected to happen and what does happen
verbal irony
a contrast between what is said and what is meant
foil
characters used to contrast with one another in order to show their strengths and weaknesses
symbol
an object or action that represents or means more than it literally is
dynamic character
a character who changes as a result of a story's events
static character
character does not really change during a story
round character
a character we know a lot about
flat character
a one-sided character, often a stereotype
simultaneously
at the same time
intricate
complicated; full of detail