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figure of speech
expressive use of languagein non-literal form to produce striking effect
form
the outward appearance or structure of language, as opposed to its function, meaning, or social use
grammar
the study of sentence structure, especially with reference to syntax and semantics
graphology
the study of writing systems
irony
saying (or writing) one thing, while meaning the opposite
intonation
the use of pitch in speech to create contrast and variation
jargon
the technical language of an occupation or group
lexis
the vocabulary of a language, especiall in dictionary form
metaphor
a figure of speech in which one thing is described in terms of another
morpheme
the smallest unit of meaning in grammar
morphology
a branch of grammar which studies the structure of words
narrator
the person (named or unknown) who is telling the story
noun
a word which names an object, person, or place
onomatopoeia
a word that sounds like the thing it describes ('burp')
oxymoron
a figure of speech which yokes two contradictory terms ('bitter sweet)
paragraph
a distinct passage of writing which is unified by an idea or a topic