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the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
elements such as rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, and onomatopoeia - gives poetry a musical quality
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 figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
non literal or imaginitive symbolic meaning of a word which draws aon personal and memory associations
an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
words that imply a value judgement, used to persuade a reader without having made a serious argument
use of intensely emotionally appealing words so closely associated with highly valued concepts and beliefs that they carry conviction without supporting information or reason
two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
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