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a brief reference to an event, person, or story within a work to something outside the work
indicates where a scene takes place, what is should look like, and how the characters should move and speak
conveys critical information about a play's setting, props, characters, and historical or social context
an idea or argument that appears logical though it is based on a completely faulty premise
involves a contrast between what is stated and what is mean, or between what is expected to happen and what really happens
involves the story set in a black or remote place, involves gruesome, horrifying,ghastly, horrible, characters are in psychological or physical torment, a supernatural is present
Puritan Plain Style
characterized by short words, direct statements, and reference to ordinary, everyday objects
a figure pf speech in which a speaker directly addresses an object, person, or a personified object, quantity, or idea.
formal public speaking that is persuasive, emotionally appealing, addresses the needs and concerns of its audience, and involves the use or colorful/rhythmic language
includes the following easily identifiable components: an event that prompts a young person to the known world, a trip/journey ensues, the end involves a discovery of some sort, traveler returns to the world he knows, changed for the experience
frequently used by Emily Dickinson, the lines alternate between 8 syllables (4 beats) and 6 syllables (3 beats) as in abcb order.
a reserved, enduring, courageous protagonist that fights against a chaotic, painful world, ultimately dying bravely and alone
often wrote in free verse, his diction is characterized by the use of catalogues or long lists
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
written in 1880's by Mark Twain, touched on American society during the 1850's
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