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verb-ing + phrase
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noun + verb-ing
adjectives out of order
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noun; putting on a false appearance that hides true feelings
verb; annoyed, provoked, tormented
noun; an exceptionally keen ability to see things or discern ideas
noun; dramatic gestures used to emphasize or substitute for speech
noun; the state of being ridiculed or mocked: to show contempt
verb; to hide ones true thoughts or feelings
The way a writer uses languages. Some are more distinctive than others.
Figures of Speech
Expressions that are not literally true but that suggest similarities between usually unrelated things.
Compares two unlike things a word of comparison such as like, than, as, or resembles.
Compares two unlike things without using a specific word of comparison.
Speaks of a nonhuman or inanimate thing as if it had human qualities
In literature, are people, places, or events that have meaning in themselves but also stand for something beyond themselves
When reality contradicts what we expect.
You say one thing but mean something else.
A situation turns to be just the opposite of what we would expect.
Occurs when we know something that a character (in a movie or play) does not.
Language that creates word pictures and appeals to the senses.
A way of speaking that is characteristic of a particular place or group.
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