A device used to produce figurative language. Many compare dissimilar things.
example: includes apostrophe, hyperbole, irony, metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron, paradox, personification, simile, synecdoche, and understatement. "she is a fine summer day" (metaphor)
A literary work that criticizes human misconduct and ridicules vices, stupidities, and follies.
example: may use irony, wit, parody, caricature, understatement, hyperbole, sarcasm.
"what's the use you learning to do right, when it's troublesome to do right and isn't no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?"