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affirmation of an idea by using a negative understatement. The opposite of hyperbole.
a short emotionally expressive poem that expresses the feelings and observations of a single speaker.
a radical change in a character, either physical or emotional
a figure of speech which compares two dissimilar things, saying one this is the other, not just like the other as in a simile.
The rhythmical pattern of a poem. Lines of poetry are assigned similar rhythms. English poetry uses five basic metric feet.
A figure of speech that replaces the name of something with a word or phrase closely associated with it. Similar to synecdoche.
a story that explains the origins of gods, heroes, or natural phenomena. Although these are fictional stories, they contain deeper truths
a poem that tells a story
near, off, or slant rhyme
a rhyme based on an imperfect or incomplete correspondence of end syllable sounds
words that imitate sounds
a figure of speech that combines two contradictory words, placed side by side (bitter sweet, wise fool)
a short story illustrating a moral or religious lesson
a statement or situation that at first seems impossible, but which solves itself and reveals meaning
the repeated use of the same grammatical structure in a sentence or a series of sentences. This tends to emphasize what is said and thus underscores meaning. (I came, I saw, I conquered)
a comical imitation of a serious piece with the intent of ridiculing the author or his work
a poem, play, or story that celebrates and idealizes the simple life of shepherds and shepherdesses.
the quality of a literary work or passage which appeals to the reader's or viewer's emotions, especially pity, compassion, and sympathy.
a sentence that delivers its point at the end; usually constructed as a subordinate clause followed by a main clause. (At the piano she practiced scales)
the attribution of human characteristics to an animal or to an inanimate object
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