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A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
An act of attributing a custom, event, or object to a period to which it does not belong
a protagonist who lacks the attributes that make a heroic figure, as nobility of mind and spirit, a life or attitude marked by action or purpose, and the like
a type of novel concerned with the education, development, and maturing of a young protagonist
The principles or system of ownership and control of the means of production and distribution by the people collectively, usually under the supervision of a government.
a variety of speech characterized by its own particular grammar or pronunciation, often associated with a particular geographical region
an interruption of the main action, accomplished by telling stories unrelated to the main plot. This serves to provide background information, explain character motivation, establish interest, build suspense, and inform the reader of the action to come
a story that concerns an unreal world or contains unreal characters; a fantasy may be merely whimsical, or it may present a serious point
Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things, [examples are metaphor, simile, and personification.
a scene that interrupts the ongoing action in a story to show an event that happened earlier
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
a narrative handed down from the past, containing historical elements and usually supernatural elements
a miniature world or universe; a group or system viewed as the model of a larger group or system
any of various movements in literature, art, etc., that are considered as a return to a more realistic style with content such as social issues, morality, etc
work of fiction in which the thoughts, feelings, and motivations of the characters are of equal or greater interest than is the external action of the narrative
a humorous play on words
(Ex. Santa's elves are subordinate clauses, "I was going to make a musical on puns but it turned out to be a play on words", "I'm reading about anti-gravity, it's impossible to put down") I know my puns are just punishment
Stream of consciousness
of, pertaining to, or characterized by a manner of writing in which a character's thoughts or perceptions are presented as occurring in random form, without regard for logical sequences, syntactic structure, distinctions between various levels of reality, or the like
a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
an object that is used to represent something else (usually a larger, philosophical and more important idea)
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author
an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
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