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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
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 a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance
The repetition of conjunctions in close succession for rhetorical effect, as in the phrase here and there and everywhere
a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess
without interest or concern; not caring - having no bias, prejudice, or preference; impartial; disinterested
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