The "dictionary" definition of a word.
The events following the climax of a plot. A dénouement is the resolution of all conflicts in a play, short story, novel, or narrative poem. Most mysteries and secrets in the plot are solved in the dénouement.
A choice of words that an author choses for specific reasons. There are many types of diction including formal and informal, abstract and concrete, and simple and complex. Diction is often chosen in respect to the audience. For example, a piece of work directed at a formal audience would not benefit from inappropriate language.
A Harsh or jarring combination of sounds.
(ex. Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" :
"Gas! Gas! Quick Boys!-An ecstasy of fumbling, Fitting the clums helmets just in time...")
A poem in which a character reveals his character and the current situation (usually dramatic situations) that he is in.
(ex. Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess")
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