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Allegory
A story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand for other people or events or for abstract ideas or qualities. Any type of fiction that has multiple levels of meaning.
Allusion
A reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture.
Ambiguity
A technique by which a writer deliberately suggest two or more different, and sometimes conflicting, meanings to work
Analogy
A comparison made between two things to show how they are alike
Anecdote
A very brief story, told to illustrate a point or serve as an example of something.
Aphorism
A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life
Apostrophe
A technique by which a writer addresses an inanimate object, an idea, or a person who is either dead or absent
Argument
A form of persuasion that appeals to reason, rather than emotion, to convince an audience to think or act a certain way
Autobiography
An account of the writer's own life
Catalog
A list of things, people, or events