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the implied or associative meaing of a word
"Odor" and "fragrance" literally mean the same thing, but good things have fragrance, bad things, odor
the act of speaking directly to an absent or imaginary person, or to some abstraction
"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"
a concise statement which expresses a general truth or idea, often using rhyme or balance
"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
substituting the name of one object for another object closely associated with it
"The White House issued a statement today."
the repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of consecutive lines or sentences
"We have petitioned; we have demonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves."
a types of understatement in which something affirmative is expressed by negating it's people
My parents were not overjoyed when I came home three hours past curfew.
an apparently contradictory statement which actually contains some truth
sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.
the manner in which words are arranged by a writer into sentences
A single sentence in Faulkner work can sometimes be longer than an entire page, by Steinbeck tends to use simpler, shorter sentences.
intentional exaggeration to create an effect
There were at least a million people at the mall when I went shopping Saturday.
a humorous imitation of a serious work
Spaceballs and the space epic genres Hot Shots and action films Thin Thighs in Thirty Years and exercise books
a referenced to something literary, mythological, or historical
Patrick Henry urged his listens not to be "betrayed with a kiss"
something which has as its primary purpose to teach or instruct
Benjamin Franklins Autobiography shows his readers his to be successful; Aesop's Fables present morals.
a word formed from the imitation of natural sounds
The fire cracked in the fireplace. We could hear the buzzing of the bees in the hive.
a comparison between two different things which are similar in some way
By comparing conducting to politics, Igor Stravinsky helped non-musicians understand his feelings about orchestra conductors.
the attitude of a writer, usually implied, toward the subject or audience
endowing non-human objects or creatures with human qualities or characteristics
The smiling, friendly sun was about to be swallowed by the angry clouds moving in from the south.
a major category or type of literature
Paradise List is an epic poem; The Scarlet Letter is a novel; Into Thin Air is nonfiction
the literal meaning of a word
Although the word "home" may suggest safety and comfort, it's really simply "ones residence".
informal words or expressions not usually acceptable in formal writing
Buck Finn says, "I got the fantods" to describe his nervousness and says "shin" instead of "run."
an object which is something in itself yet is used to represent something else
the dove- peace
the hawk- war
an intensely vehement highly verbal attack
My opine that is a lying, cheating, immoral bully!
An indirect, less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant
In Victorian times, ladies were said to "glisten" rather than to "sweat" or "perspire".
an expression in which two words that contradicts each other are joined
having to do with the word choices made by a writer
Hemingway uses few polysyllabic words; Dickens uses many polysyllabic words.