a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience/reader but not by the characters in the play/text
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
The use of words to persuade people of something without actually making a clear argument for it.
a play on words, often achieved through the use of words with similar sounds but different meanings
form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly
A work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule.
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent or imaginary person, or some abstraction, using "O".
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')