Literary devices - Term Definition epic simile long...

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Term: epic simile Definition: long, elaborate comparison that often continues for a number of lines, it still includes the words "like" or "as" Term: allegory Definition: story, poem, picture that can be interpreted to reveal hidden meaning, typically a moral, political, or historical one Term: protagonist Definition: central character or hero in narrative or drama, usually one whom audience tends to identify Term: epic Definition: a long narrative poem about adventures of a hero whose actions reflect ideals/values of a nation or race, address universal concerns, good, evil, death, life, sin, redemption Term: antagonist Definition: in opposition to the protagonist, something not a character, but a force of nature, society or internal force
Term: situational irony Definition: contrast between what a reader, or character, expects and what actually exists or happens Term: verbal irony Definition: when someone knowingly exaggerates or says one thing and means another Term: dramatic irony Definition: reader or viewer knows something the character(s) does not Term: metaphor Definition:

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