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Heart of Darkness Test
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I will be back tomorrow, weather permitting.
when a character in a literary work speaks to an object, an idea, or someone who doesn't exist as if it is a living person. example: Car, please get me to work today.
comparing 2 things using like or as
the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
a literary device in which a writer or speaker attributes less importance or conveys less passion than the subject would seem to demand
an object is used to describe something that's closely related to it. So, for example, when you're talking about the power of a king, you might say "the crown," instead.
all hands on deck! Take her hand in marriage.
The comparison of one thing to another without the use of like or as
a literary technique in which conjunctions (e.g. and, but, or) are used repeatedly in quick succession, often with no commas, even when the conjunctions could be removed.
relating to or characteristic of the belief that all events are predetermined and therefore inevitable.
lasting for a very short time
extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world
calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil.
feel deep respect or admiration for (something).
belief in the existence of a supreme being, specifically of a creator who does not intervene in the universe. The term is used chiefly of an intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries that accepted the existence of a creator on the basis of reason but rejected belief in a supernatural deity who interacts with humankind.
having the style or diction of prose; lacking poetic beauty.
exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.
having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.
modest about or critical of oneself, especially humorously so.
Self aggrandizement is defined as exaggerating one's own importance or power
lacking interest or excitement; dull.
seemingly absurd or self-contradictory.
an act or instance of mystifying. b : an obscuring especially of capitalist or social dynamics (as by making them equivalent to natural laws) that is seen in Marxist thought as an impediment to critical consciousnes
a thing that adorns or decorates; an ornament.
the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
the fact or condition of being bemused; puzzlement.
concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative.
(of a person) pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests that are similar to one's own.
displaying exaggerated flattery or affection; obsequious.
behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.
be full of or swarming with.
having or showing a wish to do evil to others.
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