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allusion
An indirect reference to some piece of knowledge not actually mentioned.
puns
A play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words.
vividness
presenting the appearance, freshness, spirit
strong, distinct, or clearly perceptible
symbolic
serving as a symbol of something
f, pertaining to, or expressed by a symbol
allegorical
serving to instruct or inform; conveying instruction, knowledge, or information; enlightening
irony
a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., esp. as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion
understandment
to state or represent less strongly or strikingly than the facts would bear out; set forth in restrained, moderate, or weak terms
paradox
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
tone
a particular style or manner, as of writing or speech; mood
prevailing character or style, as of manners, morals, or philosophical outlook
alliteration
The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables
rhymes
A poem or verse having a regular correspondence of sounds, especially at the ends of lines.
meter
The highly organized rhythm characteristic of verse; the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line.
form
a thought, conception, or notion