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Figures of Thought
a figurative comparison
a figurative comparison that makes use of "like" or "as"
giving human traits to non-human things
using the weather to mimic a character's emotions
to refer to something or someone by naming a thing closely associated with it
using part of something to represent the whole thing
using one sense to describe the perceptions of another
to affirm something by negating the opposite
a metaphor or simile that explains why the comparison is true
to intenionally minimize a comment
an extended metaphor
a reference to another piece of literature or art or culture
to say the opposite of what is meant
a twist in the plot unexpected by the reader
when the universe seems to conspire against a character
when the reader knows more than the character does
to address the dead as if living or the absent as if present
the claim that if a poet write about someone, he makes that person immortal