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In a narrative, the turning point in the action and/or the highest point of interest or excitement.
A kind of metaphor that gives inanimate objects or abstract ideas human characteristics.
General concept or idea, whether hidden or asserted, that the author is trying to convey to the audience.
The writer's or speaker's attitude toward a subject, character, or audience. It may be serious, humorous, sarcastic, indignant, etc.
Point of view
The perspective from which a speaker or writer recounts a narrative or presents information.
A struggle between opposing forces. Ex: man vs. man, man vs. nature, man vs. technology, etc.
A shift in a narrative to an earlier event that interrupts the normal chronological development of a story.
Placing normally unassociated words, phrases, or ideas next to one another, often creating an effect or surprise or wit.
An instance of using a word, phrase, or clause more than once in a short passage --dwelling on a point.
The use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.
The elements of a statement contradict each other. Although the statement may appear illogical, impossible, or absurd, it turns out to have a coherent meaning that reveals a hidden truth.
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