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syllogism
deductive system of formal logic that presents 2 premises (major and minor) which leads to a conclusion)
irony
contrast between what is said and what is meant: verbal, situational and dramatic.
satire
targets human follies or social conventions for ridicule
sarcasm
bitter caustic language meant to hurt/ridicule someone or something
style
choices in diction tone and syntax that a writer makes
synecdoche
a part of a thing that stands for the whole
allegory
using characters/story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to literal meaning
anecdote
brief recounting of a relevent episode used to develop a point or number into text
onomatopoeia
figure of speech which natural sounds are imitated
litotes
steep understatement or ironic minimizing of fact