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Aphorism
A short, often witty statement of a principle or a truth about life: "Early bird gets the worm"
Apostrophe
Usually in poetry but sometimes in prose; the device of calling out to an imaginary, dead, or absent person or to a place, thing, or personified abstraction
Argumentation
writing that attempts to prove the validity of a point of view or an idea by presenting reasoned arguements; persuasive writing is a form of this
Assonance
repitition of vowel sounds between different consonants, such as neigh/fade
Asyndeton
Commas used (with no conjunction) to seperate a series of words
Cacophony
Harh, awkward, or dissonant sounds used deliberately in poetry or prose; opposite of euphony
Caricature
Descriptive writing that greatly exaggerates a specific feature of a person's appearance or a faced of personality
Colloquialism
a word or phrase used in everyday conversation and informal writing but that is often inappropriate in formal writing
Coherence
Quality of a piece of writing in which all the parts contribute to the development of the central idea, theme, or organization
Concrete Language
Language that describes specific, observable things, people, or places, rather than ideas or qualities