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sarcasm
a form of irony, which is bitter, derisive, and harsh.
satire
the ridicule of folly, stupidity, or vices: the use of irony an light sarcasm may be employed.
semantics
the study of meaning of words and how one can use them to fulfill purpose, meaning and attitude.
sentiment
the excessive indulgence in emotionalism.
slanted language
language that in one way or another expresses an opinion as well as communicating fact.
syntax
the order, arrangement and relationship of words, phrases, clauses and sentences in writing.
style
the author's unique techniques in using words, phrases, clauses and sentences to form his ideas and create his unique purpose.
symbol
a sign representing something other than itself.
synecdoche
understanding the concept or idea or making an accurate inference of meaning when only part of the idea is presented or the idea is represented by something else which clarifies it.
tautology
the repetition of an idea by using a different word, phrase or sentence.
thesis
the underlying ideas of a piece of writing.
tone
the writer's attitude toward the subject is created by the tone he employs.
understatement
purposefully represents a thing as much less significant than it really is-used to create satire, sarcasm and irony.
voice
refers to the controlling presence or "authorial voice" behind the characters, narrators, and personae of literature.
wit
refers to language that is ingeniously amusing through a surprising and imaginative use of language.
zeugma
occurs when two different words are linked to a verb but the verb is only appropiate to one of the words.