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The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, or experience
form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice or mistakes
William Faulkner's Criteria
1. not fear the reader
2. write about truths of the human heart
3. write about conflicts of the human heart
4. write to inspire (uplift the human spirit)
5. remind people of --love, hope, pride, pity, compassion, sacrifice, etc.
the writer reveals information about a character and his personality through that character's thought, words, and actions
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