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Simile

Uses like or as to make a direct comparison between two unlike ideas

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Metaphor

Points out a similarity between two unlike things

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Personification

Giving human characteristics to a nonhuman subject

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Hyperbole

Exaggeration for effect

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Irony

A contradiction between what happens and what is expected

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Situational Irony

When something happens that contradicts the expectations of the characters or audience

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Verbal Irony

When something contradictory is said

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Dramatic Irony

When the audience is aware of something that the character or speaker is not

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Mood

The feeling created in the reader by literary work or passage

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Theme

A central message, concern, or purpose in a literary work

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Universal Theme

A message about life that is expressed regularly in many different cultures and time periods

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Tone

The writer's attitude towards his or her audience and subject; can be an informal, serious, playful, bitter, or ironic.

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Plot

The sequence of events in a story; includes an exposition, the rising action, climax, the rising action, and the resolution

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Nonchalant

Marked by blithe and unconcern

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Opulent

Rich and superior in quality

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Precocious

Characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude)

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Pretentious

Making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

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Provocative

Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy

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Reconciliation

The reestablishing of cordial relations

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Resilient

Capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture; tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change

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Figurative Language

Language not to be taken literally