The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
a device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which an event or scene taking place before the present time in the narrative is inserted into the chronological structure of the work
A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect
The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to
the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimate objects or abstract notions
repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more successive verses, clauses, or sentences
a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared
a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance
a particular style or manner, as of writing or speech
The repetition of conjunctions in close succession for rhetorical effect, as in the phrase here and there and everywhere
to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure
exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy; danger
Ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable
to call attention to by speech or writing; discuss; debate
a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess
conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste
serious or dignified behavior; dignity; solemnity
tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive
using, containing, or characterized by harshly or coarsely insulting language
without interest or concern; not caring - having no bias, prejudice, or preference; impartial; disinterested
a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish
a confusing maze or tangle, as of objects or conditions
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