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Allegory
Representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in a narrative (2 levels: literal and figurative)
Parody
Writing for comic effect, making fun of something
Satire
Writing where human folly is attacked through irony, derision, or wit: intended to instruct
Stream of Conciousness
The thoughts of a character are presented as they occur, often random (ex. certain points in "catcher and the rye")
Analogy
similiarity between things that are otherwise dissimiliar- a comparison made without 'like' or 'as'
Apostrophe
direct address of an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction
cliché
a trite or obvious remark/ an overused phrase in writing such as "raining cats and dogs"
epithet
a term used to characterize a person or thing/ a title that is used instead of a name (shakespeare used these a lot ms allen said)
euphemism (NOT euphonism- i get them confused)
substituting a mild term for one that is more harsh (as michelle said "thats not your forte" instead of "wow you're really bad at that")
hyperbole
when exageration is used for effect ("the cow jumped over the moon")
verbal irony VS situational irony
1)a figure of speach where wat is said is the opposite of what is meant
2)an outcome turns out very different from what was expected (wat is expected vs wat happened)
metaphor
where something is described as something else (ex. "She's a pig!" for someone who's messy or eats a lot)
*Extended metaphor is one that is used throughout a work, often by multiple comparisons of unlike objects
oxymoron
two words that go together that are contradictory
paradox
a seemingly contradictory statement that is nonetheless true
synaesthesia
the description of one sense using words that normally describe another (ex. "The sky was sugary sweet" or "the melon tasted blue")