Literary Devices

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Oxymoron.
A figure of speech which combines two opposites.
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Symbolism.
The use of symbols to signify ideas or qualities by giving them symbolic meanings.
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Dramatic Irony.
When the audience knows something that the characters do not.
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Foreshadowing.
A warning or a hint that something is going to happen in the future.
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Climax.
The highest point of interest or excitement.
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Poetic Justice.
When virtue is rewarded or villainy is punished, usually with irony.
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Pathetic Fallacy.
Attributing human emotions to nature.
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Onomatopoeia.
A word that imitates the sound of the object that it is referring to.
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Personification.
Giving human quality's to something that is non human.
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Metaphor
A figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing.
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The use of symbols to signify ideas or qualities by giving them symbolic meanings.

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Symbolism.

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When the audience knows something that the characters do not.

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A warning or a hint that something is going to happen in the future.

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The highest point of interest or excitement.

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