a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie
a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
the opposite of exaggeration. It is a technique for developing irony and/or humor where one writes or says less than intended.
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author
accepting one's fate; unresisting; patiently submissive
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
using words that imitate the sound they denote
not based on fact or investigation
involving inferences from general principles/making assumptions using logic
The comparison between two things is continued beyond the first point of comparison. This extends and deepens a description.
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
capable of being perceived by the senses
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
a humorous play on words
instructive (especially excessively)
phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling
move away from each other
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