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A story in which people, things, and actions represent an idea or generalization about life
A reference in literature, or in visual or performing arts, to a familiar person, place, thing, or event.
An image, a descriptive detail, a plot pattern, or a character type that occurs frequently in literature, myth, religion, or folklore and is, therefore, believed to evoke profound emotions.
A speech or writing intended to convince by establishing truth. Most argumentation begins with a statement of an idea or opinion, which is then supported with logical evidence. Another technique of argumentation is the anticipation and rebuttal of opposing views.
A dramatic device in which a character speaks his or her thoughts aloud, in words meant to be heard by the audience but not by the other characters.
A person who takes part in the action of a story, novel, or a play. Sometimes characters can be animals or imaginary creatures, such as beings from another planet.
The high point, or turning point, in a story—usually the most intense point near the end of a story.
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