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Implied or suggested meaning of a word because of its associationin the reader's mind.
Connotation
Repetition of identical consonant sounds within two or more words in close proximity, as in boost/best; it can also be seen within several compound words, such as fulfill and ping-pong
Consonance
A riddle whose answer is or involves a pun; it may also be a paradox or difficult problem.
Conundrum
The process of moving from a general rule to a specific example.
Deduction
Literal meaning of a word as defined.
Denotation
The picturing in words of something or someone through detailed observation of color, motion, sound, taste, smell, and touch; one of the four modes of discourse.
Description
Word choice, an element of style; It creates tone, attitude, and style, as well as meaning. Different types and arrangements of words have significant effects on meaning.
Diction
Writing whose purpose is to instruct or teach. This kind of work is usually formal and focuses on moral or ethical concerns. This type or writing may be fiction or nonfiction that teaches a specific lesson or moral or provides a model of correct behavior or thinking.
Didactic
Spoken or written language, including literary works; the four traditionally classified modes of it are description, exposition, narration, and persuasion.
Discourse
Harsh or grating sounds that do not go together.
Dissonance