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Theme
a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition
Inference
the process of arriving at some conclusion that, though it is not logically derivable from the assumed premises, possesses some degree of probability relative to the premises.
Metonymy
a figure of speech that consists of the use of the name of one object or concept for that of another to which it is related, or of which it is a part, as “scepter” for “sovereignty,” or “the bottle” for “strong drink,” or “count heads (or noses)” for “count people.”
Parody
a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing
Connotation
the set of attributes constituting the meaning of a term and thus determining the range of objects to which that term may be applied
Diction
Author's word choice.
Didactic
Instructing the reader.
Denotation
The literal meaning of the word from the dictionary.
Understatement
to state or represent less strongly or strikingly than the facts would bear out; set forth in restrained, moderate, or weak terms
Thesis
a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, esp. one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections