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Allegory

The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form

Flashback

a device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which an event or scene taking place before the present time in the narrative is inserted into the chronological structure of the work

Hyperbole

A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect

Onomatopoeia

The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to

Personification

the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimate objects or abstract notions

Anaphora

repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more successive verses, clauses, or sentences

Simile

a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared

Metaphor

a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance

Tone

a particular style or manner, as of writing or speech

Polysyndeton

The repetition of conjunctions in close succession for rhetorical effect, as in the phrase here and there and everywhere

Foreshadow

to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure

Peril

exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy; danger

Absurdity

Ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable

Agitating

to call attention to by speech or writing; discuss; debate

Hypocritical

a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess

Conventional

conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste

Gravity

serious or dignified behavior; dignity; solemnity

Abrasive

tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive

Abusive

using, containing, or characterized by harshly or coarsely insulting language

Indifferent

without interest or concern; not caring - having no bias, prejudice, or preference; impartial; disinterested

Angst

a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish

Bewilderment

a confusing maze or tangle, as of objects or conditions

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