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Allegory
The recounting of an unreal series of experiences bearing such close resemblance to reality as to encourage the reader to make the association; an extended metaphor
Alliteration
An indirect reference to something with which the reader is supposed to be familiar. Allusion is often used with humorous intent, to establish a connection between writer and reader, to make a subtle point.
Alliteration
The repetition of initial consonant sounds. Or, vowel sounds in successive words or syllables that repeat
Allusion
An indirect reference to something with which the reader is supposed to be familiar. Allusion is often used with humorous intent, to establish a connection between writer and reader, to make a subtle point.
Anaphora
Repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of two or more sentences in a row.
Antithesis
A balancing of two opposite or contrasting words, phrases, or clauses
Antithesis
A balancing of two opposite or contrasting words, phrases, or clauses
Apostrophe
A figure of speech in which an absent person, an abstract concept, or an inanimate object is directly addressed.
Bathos
The use of ludicrous, commonplace speech or writing; anticlimax
Consonance
The repetition of consonant sounds that are preceded by different vowel sounds. Ex: ate eat oat oot
Conceit
A figure of speech in which a striking association is make between two seemingly dissimilar things.
Deduction
Reasoning from general from specific
Empathy
a feeling of association or the identification with an object; experiencing its sensations and responding with similar feelings
Ethos
The disposition, character, or fundamental values peculiar to a specific people, culture, or movement
Farce
A theatrical composition in which broad improbabilities of plot and characterization are used for humorous effect. A ludicrous and empty show.
Imagery
The sensory details that provide the vividness in a literary work and tend to arouse emotions or feeling in a reader which abstract language does not.
Impressionism
In writing, the presentation of the salient features of a scene, event, or person as they appear to the author at the time; a highly personal approach
Induction
Reasoning from specific to general
Irony
The term used to describe a contrast between what appears to be and what really is.
Metonymy
Associative
Montage
A quick succession of images or pictures to express an idea; used primarily in films
Ode
A long poem, formal in style and complex in form
Parody
An exaggerated imitation of a serious work for humourous purposes. The writer of a parody uses the quirks of style of the imitated piece in extreme or ridiculous ways.
Plursignation
A kind of ambiguity in literature resulting form a series of images invoking streams of thought
Rising Action
The building of tension between opposing characters or forces toward a climax
Travesty
A lierary work that aims to arouse laughter by a ludicrous or grotesque imitation of a serious work
Verbal Irony
When a reader is aware of a discrepancy between the real meaning of a situation and the literal meaning of the author's words
Verisimilitude
Similar to truth; the quality of realism in a work which persuades the reader that he is getting a vision of life as it is.