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the action in a play or story that occurs after the climax and leads to the conclusion
a comedy that contains an extravagant and nonsensical disregard of seriousness, although it may have a serious and scornfull purpose
first person narrative
a narrative told by a character invovled in the story, using first person pronouns such as i
a return to an earlier time in a story or play in order to clarify present action or circumstance
a novel in which supernatural horrors and an atmosphere of unknown terrors pervades the action
two rhymed lines written in iambic pentameter and used widel in the eighteenth century verse
in medias res
a latin term for a narrative that starts not at the beginning of events but at some other critical point
a rendering of a quationation in which actual words are nto stated but only approximated and paraphrased
a mode of expression in whcih the intended meaning is the opposite of what is stated, often implying ridicule or light sarcasm; a state of affairs or events that is the reverse of what might have been expected
a device employed in anglo-saxon poetry in which the name of thing is replacedc by one of its functions or qualities
a form of understatement in which the negative of the contrary is used to achieve emphasis or intensity
personal reflective poetry that reveals the speakers thoughts and feelings about the subject
a literary form in which events are exaggerated in order to create and extreme emotional response
the work of poets particularly those of the 17th century that uses elaborate conceits, is highly intellectual and expresses the complexities of love and life
a fos that uses the name of one thing to represent something else with which it is associated
a phrase idea or evetn that through repetitions serves to unify or convey a theme in a work of literature
an imaginary story that has become an accepted part of cultural or religious traditions of a group or society
a term often used as a synonym for realism also a view of experience that is generally characterized as bleak and pessimistic
novel of manner
a novel focusing on and describing the social customs and habits of a particular social group
a narrator with unlimited aweness understanding and insight of caracters setting background and all other elements of the story
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