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metonymy
substitution of a word that relates to a whole original
synecdoche
figure of speech wherein a part stands for the whole
oxymoron
contradictory terms brought together to express a paradox
pun
play on words that have the same sound but different meanings
epithet
meaningful despcriptive name replacing the original
stock epithet
a epithey widely known and recognized
precis
statement of the main facts in the work that is in the same order but reduced to about one-third in length
narrative poem
non-dramatic objective verse in regular rhyme which tells a story
dramatic monologue
lyric poem in which the speaker tells those around him of some incident that reveals his character
ballad
verse form sung or recited, usually telling an exciting episode in narrative form
epic
long narrative poem told about heroic characters and heroic deed that are important to the culture
lyric poem
poem that contains imagination, melody, and emotion