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a seemingly contradictory statement or idea which resolves itself upon further logical investigation
rewording another person's statements for the purpose of clarification; approximately the same length as the original
second stage in development of narrative or drama; tension builds as characters struggle to resolve conflict
turning point in narrative or drama; main conflicts are at their high points and solution is emminent
final part of a narrative or drama; conflict is resolved and remaining questions usu. answered; aka denoument
describes a point of view in which the narrator tells the story from his/ her own perspective using the pronouns I, we, my, etc.
describes a point of view in which the narrator uses the pronouns he, she, it, etc., but not I or me.
a phrase that deliberately exploits confusion between two similarly-sounding words or homophones
the ways in which a writer can influence his/ her audience; there are 3: logos, ethos, and pathos
a technique wherein an author poses a question that does not require an answer; the answer is implicit and the question results in an emotional effect
writing that pokes fun at its subject in order to point out flaws in people or society; uses exaggeration, irony, and sarcasm
the way an author suprises us by manipulating sound, meaning, and structure; can be expressed w/ an adjective, but is better when described and supported (contrast with tone and voice)
an insight about human life that an author of fiction, drama, or poetry conveys to the reader; is 1-2 sentences long, contains main ideas, and is universal
the reader interprets the insight on human life that a story conveys; reader discovers it
the main point of an essay (nonfiction), expressed in a 1-2 sentence statement and including the main ideas in the body of the paper
a literary character who, though being well-liked, makes an error in judgment or fatal flaw and brings about his demise
the author's attitude toward his/ her subject, usu. described with an adjective (contrast w/ style)
the persona an author takes on when writing; unique to one author or one story only (contrast w/ style)
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