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  1. is a form of paradox that combines a pair of opposite terms into a single unusual expression: e.g., "sweet sorrow" or "cold fire."
  2. occurs when the elements of a statement contradict each other. Although the statement may appear illogical, impossible, or absurd, it turns out to have a coherent meaning that reveals a hidden truth: e.g., "Much madness is divinest sense."
  3. is a comparison of two unlike things not using "like" or "as": e.g., "Time is money."
  4. occurs when a character or speaker says or does something that has different meanings from what he or she thinks it means, though the audience and other characters understand the full implications of the speech or action: e.g., Oedipus curses the murderer of Laius, not realizing that he is himself the murderer and so is cursing himself.
  5. is the perspective from which a narrative is told.
  6. is the sequence of events or actions in a short story, novel, play, or narrative poem.

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  1. Prosodyis the study of sound and rhythm in poetry.

          

  2. Ironyis a play on words that are identical or similar in sound but have sharply diverse meanings. They can have serious as well as humorous uses: e.g., when Mercutio is bleeding to death in Romeo and Juliet, he says to his friends, "Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man."

          

  3. Moodis the atmosphere or predominant emotion in a literary work.

          

  4. The protagonistis the central character of a drama, novel, short story, or narrative poem. Conversely, the antagonist is the character who stands directly opposed to the protagonist.

          

  5. Situational ironyoccurs when a character or speaker says or does something that has different meanings from what he or she thinks it means, though the audience and other characters understand the full implications of the speech or action: e.g., Oedipus curses the murderer of Laius, not realizing that he is himself the murderer and so is cursing himself.

          

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