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a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
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
representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
a deliberate exaggeration, not meant to be taken literally
Ex: These books weigh a ton!
The descriptive words and phrases a writer uses to re-create sensory experiences
the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
the manner in which something is expressed in words
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
The use of words or sounds which resemble the sounds they describe. (ex boom, psst)
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
the decisive moment in a novel or play
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
something settled or resolved
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
the act of providing vague advance indications
of one's speech, varying the pitch
a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
a humorous play on words
an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up