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record of the conversation inside a character's head; stream of consciousness; often (but not exclusively) a feature of modern and post-modern fiction
intentional reversing of the order of elements in a sentence or phase; often produces an unintended artificiality of language
deliberate understatement inteded as a subtle means of emphasis; sometimes formed by the negation of the opposite of the intended characteristic
figure of speech in which a name or descriptive word or phrase is transferred to an object or action different from, but analogous to, that to which it is literally applicable; comparison that says one thing is another
main theme or subject of a work that is elaborated on and developed further throughout the piece; a repeated theme, image, or idea
narrative that serves to explain origins, either of life itself or of religious or cultural practices
one of the four modes of discourse; the telling of a story; the relating of description of a sequence of related events
late 19th and early 20th century literary movement that represents humans as lacking free will and entirely subject to heredity, environment, biological urges and economy
language that reproduces the sound of what it represents; can contribute to auditory imagery
short tale that teaches a moral; similar to but shorter than an allegory; a form of narrative
statement or situation that initially seems to contradict itself but on closer examination is nonetheless true or eventually resolves itself
technique of arranging words, phrases, clause or other structures by placing them side by side and making them similar in form
anthropomorphism; the attribution of human and/or sentient qualities to a non-human or inanimate object
a form of argumentation, one of the four modes of discourse; language inteded to convince through appeals to reason, values, or emotion
point of view
perspective from which material is presented; i.e. first-person narrator, stream of consciousness
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