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A topic of discussion or writing; a major idea broad enough to cover the entire scope of a literary work.
A method an author uses to let readers know more about the characters and their personal traits.
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A contrast or discrepancy between what is stated and what is really meant, or between what is expected to happen and what actually does happen.
A word or words that are inaccurate literally but describe by calling to mind sensations or responses that the thing described evokes. Figurative language may be in the form of metaphors or similes, both of which are non-literal comparisons. Shakespeare's "All the world's a stage" is an example of non-literal, figurative language (metaphor, specifically).
(philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared.
A literary work in which characters, objects, or actions represent abstractions
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
A comparison of two different things that are similar in some way
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