instructive speech or writing (especially excessively)
omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
long heroic poem, novel, or similar work of art (celebrating the feats of a hero); ADJ: (of stories or events) resembling an epic; grand
n. An incident or story in a literary work, separable from yet growing out of it.
in rhetoric, the repetition of a phrase at the end of successive sentences
a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
a sermon stressing moral principles; a tedious moralizing lecture or discourse
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
mental pictures; evoked by words
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
an act or instance of literally or figuratively placing close together or side by side, esp. for comparison or contrast.
substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
the prevailing psychological state
(rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth
is the use of words that imitate sound
A self contradicting name (that has a deep meaning) ex. The Killer Angels
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other
a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
Adding in superfluous words to extend the message you are trying to give - "beating around the bush", so to speak.
Point of View
a mental position from which things are viewed
a mild, indirect, or vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term
A writer's choice of words, particularly for clarity, effectiveness, and precision.