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-A concise statement of principles given in pointed words
-brief, definitive, personal, philosophical
-can be opinionated
"life is like a box of chocolates"
Anaphora
-Someone absent/dead/nonhuman is addressed as if they were alive and present
-presents opportunity to speak aloud
-signifys personification
Apostrophe
-the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give feeling of balance
-parrallel phrases to sound flowy
-"He promised weath and provided poverty"
Antithesis
-A character achieves a spiritual insight into life or into his/her circumstances
-flash of insight
-God's presence
-changes process of thinking
Epiphany
-omission of 1 or more words, still easily understood
-sometimes only poetry
-keeps meter correct
-quoting sources
-missing words implied by context
Ellipsis
-Doesn't rhyme but sounds the same
-similar vowel sounds
-speeds up reading
Assonance
-Vowels are different
-room and roam
Consonance
-creates sense of motion, either glide or jerky
-repetition of constant sound at beginning of words or stressed syllabules
-blueblack
Alliteration
-Rep of opening word or phase in a series of lines
-the story of gradual...,the story of his gradual...
Anaphora
-exalted or glorified example
-raising a person that is dead to a rank of God-ansestor worship
-Change in proper name
Apotheosis
-word/phrase preceding/following a name that describes character
-an important characteristic of subject
-makes figurative sense but does not modify noun
-"laughing happiness"
Epithet
="pictures" we perceive w/ eyes, ears, nose, tongue, skin
-diction
-rhetorical decoration
imagery
spoken/written communication the seeks to imiate informal speech
-"Gunna"
-expressive
Colloquialism
Conjuctions deliberately ommitted from a series of related clauses
-speeds up
"the gov for the people by the pple pt the pple"
Asyndeton
-more than one explanation
-does not have to be intentional
-related to irony and allegory
-lack of details & diction
Ambiguity
-Agreeable sound
-soft, grouping words together harmoniously
-repetition-consonance etc
-internal rhyme
Euphony
Harsh, unpleasant, difficult to speak aloud, mixes harsh sounds together
Cacophany
violent denuciation, a direct verbal assault, whether witty or not
Invective