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is a figurative mode of representation conveying a meaning other than the literal.

The etymological meaning of the word is broader than the common use of the word. Though it is similar to other rhetorical comparisons, an _____(1) is sustained longer and more fully in its details than a metaphor, and appeals to imagination, while an analogy appeals to reason or logic. The fable or parable is a short ____(1) with one definite moral.
is a literary genre, chiefly literary and dramatic, in which human or individual vices, follies, abuses, or shortcomings are held up to censure by means of ridicule, derision, burlesque, irony, or other methods, sometimes with an intent to bring about improvement.
is one of the three modes of persuasion in rhetoric. appeals to the audience's emotions. (greek)
a figure of speech, or word play which consists of a deliberate confusion of similar words within a phrase or phrases for rhetorical effect
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication
for lack of something better.
faute de mieux
1. an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements, as kick the bucket or hang one's head, or from the general grammatical rules of a language, as the table round for the round table, and that is not a constituent of a larger expression of like characteristics.
2. a language, dialect, or style of speaking peculiar to a people.
3. a construction or expression of one language whose parts correspond to elements in another language but whose total structure or meaning is not matched in the same way in the second language.
4. the peculiar character or genius of a language.