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an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.
a long speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast program.
In literature, apostrophe is a figure of speech sometimes represented by exclamation "O". A writer or a speaker, using an apostrophe, detaches himself from the reality and addresses an imaginary character in his speech.
the use of understatement to highlight a point or explain a situation or to understate a response used to enhance the effect of a dramatic moment.
a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.
the substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant, for example
the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional technique
A statement essentially arguable but used as a primary point to support or prove
a document issued by a legal or government official authorizing the police or some other body to make an arrest, search premises, or carry out some other action relating to the administration of justice.
a quality that evokes pity or sadness.
convincing someone of the character or credibility of the persuader
a wrong belief : a false or mistaken idea