narrator in a non-first person novel
story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
a writer's or speaker's choice of words
The use of disturbing themes in comedy.
a word that is used to stand for something else that it has attributes of or is associated with
an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
excessive pride or arrogance that results in the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy
(logic) a self-contradiction
The use of a word to modify or govern two or more words in such a manner that it applies to each in a different sense or appropriate to only one. "He held his breath and the door for me." Zuegma is two like things while Syllepsis is two unlike things.
To swing indecisively from one idea or course of action to another; to waver weakly in mind or will
excessive praise or admiration
(v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right
habitually reserved and uncommunicative
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
(adj.) scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
to mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner
concerned with practical matters
to express disapproval of
purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
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