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regional language; appropriate for informal writing
colloquial expressions
words and expressions characteristic of a particular trade, profession, or pursuit
jargon
language with its own vocabulary and grammatical features
dialect
the exact, literal definition of a word independent of any emotional association or secondary meaning
denotation
the implicit meaning of a word and consists of the suggestions, associations, and emotional overtones attached to a word
connotation
words or phrases a writer uses to represent persons, objects, actions, feelings, and ideas descriptively by appealing to the senses
imagery
a contrast or discrepancy between expectations and reality- between what is said and what is really meant, between what is expected and what really happens, or between what appears to be true and what is really true. (verbal, situational, and dramatic)
irony
a comparison of two unlike things not using "like" or "as"
metaphor
occurs when the elements of a statement contradict each other
paradox
the central character of a drama, novel, short story, or narrative poem
protagonist
a form of personification in which the absent or dead are spoken to as if present and the inanimate, as if animate. these are all addressed directly
apostrophe
facts revealed by the author or speaker that support the attitude or tone in a piece of poetry or prose
details
the atmosphere or predominant emotion in a literary work
mood
a kin dof metaphor that gives inanimate objects or abstract ideas human characteristics
personification
the sequence of events or actions in a short story, novel, play, or narrative poem.
plot
the repetition of a consonant sound within a series of words to produce a harmonious effect
consonance
the telling of a story in writing or speaking
narration
the use of words that mimic the sounds they describe
onomatopoeia
a direct juxtaposition of structurally parallel words, phrases, or clauses for the purpose of contrast
antithesis
the repition of accented vowel sounds in a series of words
assononance
the practice of beginning several consecutive words with the same sound
alliteration
a reference to a mythological, literary, or historical person, place, thing
allusion
word choice intended to convey a certain effect
diction
a scene that interrupts the action of a work to show a previous event
flashback
the use of hints or clues in a narrative to suggest future action
foreshadowing