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Confessional Poetry is a style of poetry that is personal, often making use of a first-person narrator. It is a branch of Postmodernism that emerged in the US in the 1950s.
Verbal irony occurs when the meaning of what someone says is different from what they actually mean.
An adventure story tells the tale of a protagonist’s journey. They go on an adventure or quest: one that could be personal or geographical.
A nemesis in a piece of literature, film, or television show, is usually the antagonist of the story.
“Do unto others as you would have do unto you” asks everyone to treat those around them as they would like to be treated.
A subplot is a side story that occurs at the same time as the main plotline. It is less important than the central storyline.
Mythopoeia is a genre of modern literature (and film) that refers to the creation of artificial mythology.
Internal rhyme occurs in the middle of lines of poetry. It refers to words that rhyme in the middle of the same line or across multiple lines
Nostalgia refers to a need or longing for the past. This can be anything that’s no longer accessible due to the passage of time.
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