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A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
a scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier than the main story.
A comparison without using like or as
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
An outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected
A recurring theme, subject or idea
a form of language spoken by people in a particular region or group
A thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.
Central idea of a work of literature
a word, phrase, or statement which contains more than one meaning
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
a major category or type of literature
the turning point of the story
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