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1

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

simile

2

points out a similarity between two unlike things

metaphor

3

giving human characteristics to a nonhuman object

personification

4

exaggeration for effect

hyperbole

5

a contradiction between what happens and what is expected

Irony

6

When something happens to contradict the expectations of the characters or the audience

Situation irony

7

when something contradictory is said

Verbal irony

8

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

dramatic irony

9

the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage

mood

10

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

theme

11

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

universal theme

12

Language not meant to be taken literally

Figurative language

13

the writer's attitude toward his or her audience and subject

tone

14

the sequence of events in a story

plot

15

Marked by blithe unconcern

nonchalant

16

rich and superior in quality

opulent

17

characterized by or characteristic of early development or maturity

precocious

18

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

pretentious

19

serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate

provocative

20

the reestablishing of cordial relations

reconciliation

21

capable of withstanding shock without permanent damage;
tenting to recover from or easily adjust to misfortune or change

resilient