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where suspense builds because complications arise that make the conflict more difficult for the main characters to resolve
a writer's use of hints or clues to indicate events and situations that will occur later in a narrative
an account of a conversation, episode, or event that happened before the beginning of a story
the use of similar grammatical structures, sentence patterns, or figures of speech to express equal or similar ideas
a term used to designate an object or a process that not only serves as an image itself but also refers to a concept or abstract idea that is important to the theme of the work
when the narrator does not participate in the action of the story and knows the thoughts and feelings of only one character
when the narrator does not participate in the action of the story and knows the thoughts and feelings of all the characters
an indirect reference to something outside the literature to another well-known literary work
lines whispered to the audience or to another character on stage (implied to be not heard by all the other characters)
a single character on stage thinking out loud (a way of letting the audience know what is in the character's mind)
an implied comparison between two different things; identifying a person or object as the thing to which it is being compared
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