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An explication is a literary technique that’s used to create a close analysis. Usually, it’s related to the analysis of a portion of a text.
Prosody is the study of meter, rhyme, and the sound and pattern of words. It is used in prose but far more commonly in poetry.
A canto is a subsection of a long narrative or epic poem. It is made up of at least five lines but it normally much longer.
A novella is a prose, fiction work that’s shorter than a novel and longer than a short story.
Ekphrastic is a type of poem that explores art. The poet engages with any type of visual art within their writing.
Pacing refers to the pace at which a story unfolds, or how fast or slow the plot elements come together.
Dialogue is a literary technique that is concerned with conversations held between two or more characters.
A false dichotomy is a choice between two options that’s delivered as though they are the only two possible options.
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