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form of personification, speaking to an absent or dead person or object as if it is there
literary devices that enable an author to operate on levels other than the literal (simile, metaphor, etc)
a type of pun where the use of a word modifies two or more words, but used for different meanings (On the fishing trip, he caught three trout and a cold.)
a detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in myth and literature, thought to appeal to the unconscious
ashort account of an interesting or humorous incident, intended to illustrate or support some point
a statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is reversed ("Susan walked, and in rushed Mary.")
an inference that does not follow logically from the premise (literally, does not follow)
A Priori Reasoning
a conclusion that can be arrived at without any observations of the world, but relies only on logical connections between ideas
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