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What is this "flashforward" technique called?

Since the image of the character in the modern world is placed next to and contrasts with the image of the same character in the 14th century, the two images are juxtaposed. The contrast between a ...
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Is there a name for the literary device in the expression "Thanks, I hate it."?

The problem is context. Your sister gives you a sweater to wear for Christmas, because she always complains how plain your clothes are, so it's bright and festive. She knows it's not your taste but ...
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Can plot development analysis (climax, denouement, etc.) apply to smaller segments throughout a work?

In the abstract sense, storytelling is a fairly fractal craft, so you can zoom in and see smaller versions of the same structures at work at finer levels. The book itself has a climax, and so do ...
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Is there a name for the literary device in the expression "Thanks, I hate it."?

I'd say "sarcasm", rather than "irony", though perhaps the language has drifted since I was younger.
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Is there a name for the literary device in the expression "Thanks, I hate it."?

The word “thanks” is not intended sincerely, so this is irony: irony, n. 1.a. The expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or ...
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