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This week's words focus on literary terms and new vocabulary.


simple way of life avoiding pleasures


to divide or give out


addressing an absent person or a personified thing rhetorically


an implied or indirect reference especially in literature


to trick or deceive


resemblance; repeated syntactical similarities introduced for rhetorical effect.


a combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings


having or showing no understanding of what is proper or acceptable : rude and insensitive


to pay for (something)


a person who is sent by one government to represent it in dealing with another government


a person who is not wanted or welcome by the other people in a situation or place


experienced or felt by watching, hearing about, or reading about someone else rather than by doing something yourself


to speak to (someone) in a way that expresses disapproval or criticism


a literary work holding up human vices (flaws; moral imperfections) and follies (foolishness) to ridicule or scorn; a way of using humor to show that someone or something (person, government, or society) is foolish, weak, or bad.


an action, object, or event that expresses or represents a particular idea or quality.

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