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plain style
a way of writing that stresses simplicity and clarity of expression
rhyme
repetition of vowel sounds in accented syllables
inversion
reversal of the normal word order in a sentence or phrase
figures of speech
word or phrase that describes one thing in terms or something else and that is not meant to be taken literally
metaphor
figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things without using LIKE, THAN, LIKE, or RESEMBLES
extended metaphor
metaphor that is extended or developed over a number of lines with several examples
simile
figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison between two unlike things using LIKE,AS,THAN, or RESEMBLES
paraphrase
restatement of a text in your own words
imagery
use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person,thing,place, or an experience
tone
attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it, or the audience
paradox
statement that appears self contradictory but reveals a kind of truth
repetition
unifying property of repeated words,sounds,syllables, and other elements that appear in a work
style
distinctive way in which a writer uses language
logical appeal
consists of facts, examples, and well reasoned arguments
emotional appeal
consists of language and anecdotes that arouse strong feelings
ethical appeal
arguments based on widely accepted values that are moral standards
analogy
comparison made between two things to show how they are alike
parallelism
repetition of words or phrases that has similar grammatical structures
allusions
reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, and other branch of culture
archetype
very old imaginative pattern that appears in literature across cultures and is repeated through ages
rhetorical questioning
question that is asked for effect and that does not actually require an answer
mood
a story's atmosphere of the feelings it evoke
stereotype character
fixed idea or concept of a character or a group of people that does not allow for any individuality and is often based on religious, social, or racial prejudices
symbol
person, place or thing, or event that has meaning in itself and that also strands for something more than itself
verbal irony
occurs when someone say one thing but really means something else
satire
type of writing that ridicules the short coming of people or in situations in an attempt to bring about a change
setting
time and location in which a story takes place
meter/scanning
pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
personification
figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
aphorism
brief, cleverly, worded statement that makes a wise observation about life
anecdote
very brief story, told to illustrate a point or serve as an example of something
inference
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parable
relatively short story that teaches a moral, or lesson, about how to lead a good life
onomatopoeia
use of a word whose sound imitates or suggest its meaning
internal rhyme
rhyme that occurs within a line of poetry or within consecutive lines
sub genre
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catalog
list of things, people, or events
symbolism
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resolution
conclusion of a story, when all or most of the conflicts have been settled
attitude
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literary devices
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exact rhyme
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slant rhyme
words that have some correspondence in sound but not an exact one
end rhyme
rhyming words at the end of lines
humor
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mood
overall emotion created by a work of literature
dialect
way of speaking that is characteristic of a certain social group or of the inhabitants of a certain geographical area
cause and effect
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theme
insight about human life that is revealed in literally work
point of view
vantage point from which the writer tells a story