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"The Fall of the House of Usher" vocabulary and literary devices
a reference to a real or fictitious person, event, place, work of art, or another work of literature within writing
a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect
a phrase that cannot be taken literally
evocative images to represent objects, actions, or ideas
a comparison without using "like" or "as"
a figure of speech in which things are endowed with human qualities or are represented as possessing human form
the use of cutting humor in which the speaker often says the exact opposite of what he or she means
a comparison using "like" or "as"
the practice of using a person, place or object that has a concrete meaning in itself and also stands for something beyond itself
a small mountain lake
having no solution; unsolvable
to destroy completely; wipe out
a decrease in severity; a relief
a kinship or likeness
full of energy; lively
lacking flavor; bland
involving paralysis and unconsciousness; trancelike
excessively thin; wasted away
in an irregular way; unsteady
on the ground; earthly
overcome with fear; terrified