an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize
unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning
repeating the last word of a clause at the beginning of the next, e.g. Nietzsche said, "Talent is adornment; an adornment is also a concealment."
a comparison of two different things that are similar in some way
the repitition of words or phrases at the beginning of consecutive lines or sentences;
"With malice toward none;
with charity for all;
with firmness in the right,"
(Lincoln's second inaugural address)
opposition, or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction ex) one small step for man, one giant leap for man kind
a terse statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or moral principle
A figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent or imaginary person, or some abstraction
the original pattern or model; a perfect example ex) ryme of the ancient mariner --> man who offends god
repetition of similar vowel sounds ex) a city hid will build discontent.
tactic consists of omitting conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses ex) i like tacos, pizza, ice cream, chocolate.
a coming of age work ex) Huck Finn
writing style using humor to create distance between subject matter and style which creates a disparity ridiculing attitudes, characters, and conventions (MOCK, EPIC PARODY)
exaggerated cartoon depicting distorted physical features or personalities
purification or purgation of the emotions primarily through art or theater
poetic purpose: extravagant implied metaphor using words in an alien or unusual way ex) i will speak daggers to her
a citing, a list of entities used to show progression, generation or commonality. used for dramatic effect and economy
reverse parallelism ex) learned willingly, willingly learned
a tired and worn out expression
use of slang or informalities, genreally due to region ex) ya'll
non literal associative meaning of a word, the implied or suggested meaning.
the correspondance of sounds in words or syllables, recurrence of the same or like sounds. repition of similar consonants ex) KP crammed the cabbage and the baby in the basket.
one begins with some statements called premises that are assumes to be true. one then determines what would of logically happened.
strict literal dictionary definition of the word, devoid of emotion attitude or color
literature designed to teach a moral
refers to the writers word choices especially with regard to their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness
emission of one or more words ex) i like to eat sushi; claire.. tacos.
figure of speech adds emphasis in which the same sequence begins and ends the thought. ex) If i wanna die, ill die right here fighting you--if i wanna die.
repition repeating the last word or set of words in a sentence or clause. ex) government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish
an adjective phrase emphasizing someones or somethings features ex) old hickory, smirking signs, tangible tension
device acts as a substitute of the name of a famous person known for this attribute ex) shes no Einstein, the poor Job is really struggling.
a more agreeable and less offensive substitute for a harsh reality ex) passed away vs died
speech that carries no literal meaning
figure of speech
device used to produce figurative language. many compare dissimalr things
figure of speech using deliberate exageration or overstatement
characterized by the indifference of general laws from particular instances. what one can induce from the data and facts.
a harsh denunciation of some person or situation in an abusive speech or form or writing usually by a succession of insulting epithets ( like a rant )
same grammatical form is repeated ex) fair is to no purpose, artful to no end
a deliberate understatement, modesty. ex) oh it was nothing
begins with an indpenedent clause as the main point, is followed by at least one or more independent clauses
comparing seemingly unlike things
the name of one object is substituted for that or another closely associated with it. ex) the white house declared vs the president declared
a joyous song or hymn of praise, tribute, or triumph. a work that praises or honors its subjects.
(New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message
faulty reasoning that inappropriately ascribes human feelings to nature or nonhuman objects ex) cruel winds, mournful owls
Presents the main clause at the end of the sentence, for emphasis
using several conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted (as in 'he ran and jumped and laughed for joy')
hissing sounds represented by s, z, sh
a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections