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anachronism

textual reference to something that doesn't exist as the time

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amagnorisis

moment of recognition by character of an important truth

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archetype

original model used as a recurrent symbol

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crux

point of critical argument or controversy

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elegy

lament for the death

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hendiadys

a figure of speech in which two nouns/adjectives joined by and modify or repeat a single idea

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idiolect

style of speech peculiar to an individual character

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interlocutor

person to whom a character is speaking

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paradox

self contradictory but true statement or state of affairs

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sententia

opinion,macim recived wisdom

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stichomythia

a dramatic technique whereby a series of short speeches are given to alternating speakers in a battle of wits

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tautology

repeating the same idea in different words

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catharis

aristole claimed that tradgedy achieves catharsis

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dualism

two fundamental principles