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the device of using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning
the repetition of sounds, especially initial constants in tow ore more neighboring words (as in she sells sea shells)
a direct or indirect reference to something which is presumably commonly know, such as an event, book, myth, place, or work of art
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage.
figure of balance in which two contrasting ideas are intentionally juxtaposed, usually through parallel structure; a contrasting of opposing ideas in adjacent phrases, clauses, or sentences
A similarity or comparison between two different things or the relationship between them.
A terse statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or a moral principle.
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction, such as liberty or love.
consists of omitting conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses
the use of slang or informalities in speech or writing
A fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects.
The nonliteral, associative meaning of a word; the implied, suggested meaning.
The strict, literal, dictionary definition of a word, devoid of any emotion, attitude, or color.
Repetition of a word or phrase after an intervening word or phrase
a writer's word choices
A figure of speech in which two successive phrases or clauses are parallel in syntax, but reverse the order of the analogous words.
intellectually amazing language that surprises and delights
any serious talk, speech, or lecture involving moral or spiritual advice
the ironic minimizing of fact
the sentence or a group of sentences that directly expresses the author's opinion, purpose, meaning, or position
a more agreeable or less offensive substitute for a generally unpleasant word or concept
A figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstatement.
anything that represents itself and stands for something else
An emotionally violent, verbal denunciation or attack using strong, abusive language.
A type of metaphor in which the part stands for the whole
the listing or detailing of the parts of something.
A work that targets human vices and follies or social institutions and conventions for reform or ridicule.
a deductive system of formal logic that presents two premises that inevitably lead to a sound conclusion
This term describes the principles governing the art of writing effectively, eloquently, and persuasively.
type of question that does not require an answer
A work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule.
An adjective that describes words, phrases, or general tone that is overly scholarly, academic, or bookish.
raising and responding to one's own question
the sensory details or figurative language used to describe , arouse emotion, or represent abstractions.
The duplication, either exact or approximate, of any element of language, such as a sound, word, phrase, clause, sentence, or grammatical pattern.
The deliberate use of a series of conjunctions in successive words or clauses
the contrast between what is stated explicitly and what is really meant
type of sentence that saves its main clause until the end
A figure of speech in which the author presents or describes concepts, animals, or inanimate objects by endowing them with human attributes or emotions.
When two words, phrases, images, ideas are placed close together or side by side for comparison or contrast.
a figure of thought in which a point is affirmed by negating its opposite
bitter, caustic language that is meant to hurt or ridicule someone or something
type of sentence where the main idea comes first followed by additional information in the form of independent grammatical units.
a figure of speech using implied comparison of seemingly unlike things or the substitution of one or more for the other, suggesting some similarity
The arrangement of words in a sentence.
the central idea or message of a work
A figure of speech in which the name of one subject is substituted for that of another closely associated with it
the grammatical or rhetorical framing of words, phrases, sentences, or paragraphs to give structural similarity
the authors attitude toward the material, audience, or both.
a figure of speech wherein the author groups apparently contradictory terms to suggest a paradox
a word or phrase that links different ideas
A statement that appears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense but upon closer inspection contains some degree of truth or validity.
The telling of a story or an account of an event or series of events.
a figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words.
An attitude that may lie under the ostensible tone of the piece.
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