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A narrative in which ABSTRACTIONS are presented by ACTUAL CHARACTERS
allegory
The REPITION of initial CONSONANT sounds of ADJOINING WORDS in a line of POETRY
alliteration
A REFERENCE to another event
allusion
Balancing or constrasting a WORD OR PHRASE against another to provide EMPHASIS:

ex. FAIR IS FOUL AND FOUL IS FAIR
antithesis
A FIGURE OF SPEECH in which the SPEAKER ADDRESSES someone who is NOT PRESENT or an INANIMATE OBJECT.
apostrophe
JUNGIAN term, meaning BASIC PATTERN
archetype
meant to teach
didactic
In a PLAY, where the AUDIENCE and possibly a CHARACTER know something other characters do NOT
dramatic irony
A length simile
epic simile
A GENTLER PHRASE deliberately subsituted to replace a HARSHER ONE
euphemism
Language which isn't MEANT to be TAKEN LITERALLY and includes imagery
figurative language
FIGURE OF SPEECH that emphasizes EXAGGERATION
hyperbole
Verse with FIVE FEET PER LINE, UNSTRESSED AND STRESSED SYLLABLE
iambic pentameter
EXPRESSION PECULIAR to its own by its VOCAB or GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURE
idiom
Name-calling
invective
HUMOROUS MISUSE of a WORD due to LACK OF UNDERSTANDING
ex: ARGAL`
malapropism
COMPARISON OF TWO SEEMINGLY UNLIKE THINGS in the form of a statement NOT USING like or as
metaphor
A word imitates the sound it makes.
ex: "boom" "click" "snap"
onomatopeia
A CONTRADICTION that when examined results in an ELEMENT OF TRUTH
paradox
Character's THOUGHTS ARE REVELEAD to the audience but not to other characters IN SPITE OF THEIR PRESENCE
parenthetical aside
too concerned with the correct rules and details of language
pedantic
NOT having any FEATURES that are INTERESTING
prosaic
ART OF PERSUASION by means of speech
rhetoric
A FORM OF CRITCISM which uses HUMOR
satire
comparing TWO UNLIKE ITEMS USING "like" or "as"
simile