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Aphorism/aphoristic
A pithy observation that contains a general truth
Anecdote
Short, amusing story about a real incident or person
Apostrophe
A passage addressed to a person who is dead or absent or a thing that is personified
Consonance
Recurrence of similar sounds (consonants)
Ebbing
Emotion gradually lessening
Edification
Improvement of a person morally or intellectually
Elegy
A poem of serious reflection, lament for the dead
Enumeration
Complete, ordered listing of all items in a collection
Elogy
Characterization in praise
Frugality
Lack of wastefulness
Hyperbole
Exaggerated statements
Implication
Conclusion that can be drawn, but not stated
Inherent
Right or privilege
Irony (types)
Verbal: use of words to mean something different that what person said; Situation: discrepancy what is expected and what actually happens; Dramatic: audience is aware of something that characters are not
Lyric poetry
Rhythm, romantic feelings/strong feeling
Metaphor (vehicle, tenor)
Tenor is the subject to which attributes are ascribed and the vehicle is the attribute whose attributes are borrowed
Muse
A women personified as a woman
Oxymoron
Contradictory terms
Pervades
Be present throughout
Policy
Conduct or action
Premise
Follows as a conclusion, bases an argument
Refulgent
Shining brightly
Remonstrated
Reproachful protest
Saliently
Noticeable or important
Toil
Exhausting labor
Underlines
Line drawn under a word for emphasis