Literary techniques

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  • Literary Techniques
    • Climax
    • Colloquialism
    • Comedy
    • Stage directions
    • Comic relief
      • Humorous moments inserted in tragic dramas to provide emotional relief from tragic issues
        • E.g. Hardy's singing
    • Complication
      • A twist to prolong climax+ heighten tension
    • Alliteration
    • Diction
      • The author's choice of words
    • Dramatic irony
      • When a character is unaware of smth. the readers know
    • Explicit
    • Hyperbole
    • Implicit
      • Implied
      • Inference
    • Idiom
      • Doesn't mean what is says
    • Symbolism
    • Irony
      • The real meaning is contradicted by the words used
    • Metaphor
      • When smth. is described as if it were another
    • Personification
    • Simile
    • Understatement
    • Word play

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