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Allegory
Extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative, are equated with the meanings that lie outside the narrative itself.
Alliteration
Repetion of letters or similar sounds.
Allusion
Reference to another literary work, often Biblical.
Analogy
The comparison of two pairs which have the same relationship.
Anaphora
Deliberate repittiion of a word or phrase.
Antithesis
Opposition or contrast of words.
Apostrophe
A breaking away from the current addresse towards another.
Assonance
Repitition of vowels or similar vowel sounds.
Caesura
Natural pause or break.
Chiasmus
ABBA. Do not confuse with synchesis.
Connotation
Implied meaning of a word. Opposite of denotation.
Consonance
Repitition of consonants or similar consonantal sounds.
Denotation
Literal meaning of a word. Opposite of connotation.
Diction
Writers choice of words, phrases, and sentence structure.
Hypebole
Exaggeration.
Imagery
Lanuage that invokes one or all of the five senses.
Irony
Implied discrepancy between what is said and what is meant
Metaphor
Comparison of two unlike things using the verb "to be."
Metonymy
Substituting a word for another word closely associated with it.
Oxymoron
The putting of two contradictory words together.
Onomatopoeia
Word imitating the sound it represents. Ex. splash, bang.
Paradox
A kid of truth which appears to contradict itself.
Personification
The giving of human characteristics to animals or objects.
Polysyndeton
Repitition of connective or conjuctions in close sucession.
Simile
Comparision using "like," or "as."
Synecdoce
Using of part for a whole.
Syntax
The way in which words are put together.
Tone
Attitude a writer takes towards a subject or character.
Versimilitude
Something that has the appearance of being true or real.
Verse
A line of poetry.