After Twenty Years by O. Henry

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(adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n.) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position


(Adj): According to usual practice.


To walk around in a proud, showy manner; to boast in a loud manner


a place where people pay to eat


nonsense; foolishness


an exaggerated opinion of your own importance


Neighborhood; locality; region about or near a place


in a way that causes admiration


in a way that restores confidence




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


characters used to contrast with one another in order to show their strengths and weaknesses


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


at the same time


complicated; full of detail

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