English 9 Composition Terms

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Aside
a speech directed to the audience that supposedly is not audible to the other characters onstage at the time
Bias
a particular tendancy or inclination, especially one that prevents unprejudiced considerations of a question
Cliché
an idea or expression that has become tired and trite from overuse
Irony
a literary device that uses contradictory statments or situations to reveal a reality different from what one would expect to be true
Sarcasm
saying or writing the opposite of what you really mean
Satire
the literary art of ridiculing a folly or vice in order to expose or correct it
Understatement
the opposite of a hyperbole