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one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience (also used adjectivally)
the recurrence of initial consonant sounds. The repetition is usually limited to two words
Establishing a clear, contrasting relationship between two ideas by joining them together or juxtaposing them, often in parallel structure
the use of similar vowel sounds repeated in successive or proximate words containing different consonants
an elaborate, usually intellectually ingenious poetic comparison or image, such as an analogy or metaphor in which, say a beloved is compared to a ship, planet, etc.
the basic unit of meter consisting of a group of two or three syllables; most frequently used in poems
a verse that has neither regular rhyme nor regular meter; often uses cadences rather than uniform metrical feet
the new emphasis in the Renaissance on human culture, education and reason, sparked by a revival of interest in classical Greek and Roman literature, culture, and language
Exaggeration used for emphasis; can be used to heighten effect, to catalyze recognition, or to crate a humorous perception
a mode of expression, through words (verbal irony) or events (irony of situation), conveying a reality different from and usually opposite to appearance or expectation
a comparison which imaginatively identifies one thing with another dissimilar thing, and transfers or ascribes to the first thing (the tenor or idea) some of the qualities of the second (the vehicle or image)
the term metaphysical was applied to a style of 17th century poetry first by John Dryden and later by Dr. Samuel Johnson because of the highly intellectual and often abstruse imagery involved
the rhythmic pattern that emerges when words are arranged in such a way that their stressed and unstressed syllables fall into a more or less regular sequence
another form of metaphor, very similar to synecdoche (and, in fact, some rhetoricians do not distinguish between the two), in which a closely associated object is substituted for the object or idea in mind
treating a frivolous or minor subject seriously, especially by using the machinery and devices of the epic (invocations, descriptions of armor, battles, extended similes),etc.
a paradox reduced to words, usually in an adjective-noun or adverb-adjective relationship, and is used for effect, to emphasize contrasts, incongruities, hypocrisy, or simply the complex nature of reality
the metaphorical representation of an animal or inanimate object as having human attributes
a manner of writing that mixes a critical attitude with wit and humor in an effort to improve mankind and human institutions
a direct, expressed and comparison between two things essentially unlike each other, but resemble each other in at least one way
a form of metaphor in which the part stands for the whole, the whole for a part, the genus for the species, the species for the genus, the material for the thing made, or in short, any portion, section, or main quality for the whole thing itself (or vice versa)
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