something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
repetition of a word or phrase as the beginning of successive clauses
address to an absent or imaginary person
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
the repetition of consonants especially at the ends of words
a moment of sudden revelation or insight
an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
language that communicates meanings beyond the literal meanings of words.
a striking contrast to another character.
an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
positioned side by side to show contrast
similar to understatement, difference lies in sentence construction, the word no or not is included
speech by a character
A recurring theme, subject or idea
someone who tells a story
extended work of fiction
conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
contradictory or absurd statement that may suggest an important truth
use of similar grammatical constructions to express ideas that are related/equal.
type of literature in which words are carefully chosen and arranged to create certain effects.
witty language used to convey insults or scorn
words and phrases that create imagery by using the 5 senses
a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said