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english literary terms 1-5

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absolutes
terms free from limitations or controls: all, best, everyone,unique
adage
old saying that has been popularity accepted as truth: You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink
ad hominem argument
an argument attacking an individual's character rather than his or her position on an issue
allegory
a literary work in which characters, objects, or actions represent abstractions: "In the novel "Of Mice and Men" Slim represents God
alliteration
the repetition of initial sounds in similar words: grim, ghastly, gaunt