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allusion
a short, informal reference to a famous person or event
attitude
a feeling or emotion toward a fact or state
diction
choice of words especially with regard to correctness, cleaness, and effectiveness
euphemism
the substitition of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant
figurative language
a type of language that varies from the norms of literal language.
hyperbole
the counterpart of understatement, deliberatly exaggerates conditions for emphasis or effect.
imagery
figurative language, mental images
irony
refers to how a person, situation, statement, or circumstance is not as it would actually seem. many times is the exact opposite of what it appears to be
metaphor
compares two different things by speaking of one in terms of the other. uses "is"
mood
the atmosphere or feeling created by a literary work, partly by a description of the objects or by the style of the descriptions
omniscient point of view
a narator who knows everything about alll the characters and is all knowing
limited omniscient point of view
a narrator whose knowledge is limited to one character, either major or minor, limited of what they know.
first person point of view
the author tells the story from their personal perspective using "I"
rhetorical techniques
figures of speeh employed for rhetorical effect
satire
a piece of literature designed to ridicule the subject of the work.
simile
compares things that resemble each other, like or as
allegory
a narrative that serves as an extended metaphor
ambiguity
the quality or state of being uncertain in meaning
apostrophe
interrupts the discussion to address a person or personified thing
connotation
association that comes along with a certain word
denotation
the exact meaning of a word, without the feelings or suggestions that the word may imply
epigram
a short poem or verse that seeks to ridicule a thought or event, usually with witticism or sarcasm
literal
characterized by concern mainly with facts
oxymoron
paradox reduced to two words that contradicts itsself sorta. jumbo shrimp
parable
a brief and often simple narrative that illustrates a moral or religious lesson
paradox
a situation ot statement that seems to contradict itsself, but upon closer inspection, does not.
parody
a literary work that imitates the style of another literary work
personification
metphorically represents an animal or inanimate object as having human attributes
stereotype
standardized mental picture that is hlep in common by members of a group that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced atitude, or uncritical judgment.
thesis
a position or proposition that a person advances and offers to maintin by argument.