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
indicate by signs
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
the property of sounding harmonious
using words that imitate the sound they denote
elements such as rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, and onomatopoeia - gives poetry a musical quality
giving an object or animal himan characteristics
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
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')
a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
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 humorous play on words
a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
a popular trend that attracts growing support
words that imply a value judgement, used to persuade a reader without having made a serious argument
Repeating of words or sounds or letters.
use of intensely emotionally appealing words so closely associated with highly valued concepts and beliefs that they carry conviction without supporting information or reason
a kind of literary or artistic work
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
the principal character in a work of fiction
a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug
an idea that is implied or suggested
the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression
a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
two words that express opposing concepts
information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
what a piece of writing is mainly about
Summary of one legal point in a court opinion; written by the editors at West.
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