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The hands that created the work of art were masterful.

SYNECDOCHE

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Foreshadowing

Foreshadowing

Hints given to the reader of what is to come.

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“The stalwart hero was doomed to suffer the destined end of his days.”

“The stalwart hero was doomed to suffer the destined end of his days.”

FORESHADOWING

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Imagery

Imagery

The use of concrete details that appeal to the five senses.

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Cold, wet leaves floating on moss-colored water.

Cold, wet leaves floating on moss-colored water.

IMAGERY

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Irony

Irony

A contrast between what is said and what is meant. Also, when things turn out different than what is expected.

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“The treacherous instrument is in thy hand, unbated and envenomed. The foul practice has turned itself on me.” Laertes

“The treacherous instrument is in thy hand, unbated and envenomed. The foul practice has turned itself on me.” Laertes

IRONY

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Mood

Mood

The overall atmosphere or prevailing emotional feeling of a work.

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

MOOD

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Paradox

Paradox

A seemingly self-contradictory statement that still is true.

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The more we learn, the less we know.

The more we learn, the less we know.

PARADOX

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Plot

Plot

A series of events that present and resolve a conflict. The story being told.

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The plot of “The Most Dangerous Game” is that Rainsford is being hunted by General Zaroff.

The plot of “The Most Dangerous Game” is that Rainsford is being hunted by General Zaroff.

PLOT

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Point of view

Point of view

The vantage point from which an author presents the action in a work.

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1st person-tale related by a character in the story. “I or me”

1st person-tale related by a character in the story. “I or me”

3rd person-story told by someone not participating in the plot. “he, she, they”

POINT OF VIEW

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End rhyme

End rhyme

The repetition of identical sounds at the ends of lines of poetry.

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