verbal humor evoked by playing on different meanings of the same word or of different words of the same sound
An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").
a situation, thing, incident (etc) that runs throughout a literary work and is often elaborated into a more general theme
the omission from a sentence of a word(s) that would be required for complete clarity but which can usually be understood from the context
a rhetorical figure in which the speaker addresses a dead or absent person or an abstraction or inanimate object
the use of an agreeable or non-offensive word or expression for one that is harsh or unpleasant
the author's expression of a character's personality through the use of action, dialogue, thought, or commentary by the narrator or another character