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epigraph
a quote at the beginning of a literacy composition setting form to a theme.
EX: the great Gatsby
dramatic irony
occurs when the reader knows more about a situation or character in a story than the character does
double entendre
double meaning, can be understood in more ways than one
syncope
loss of one or more sounds or letters in an anterior of the word or a phrase treated as a whit
lampoon
makes fun of a real peice of literature
EX: scary movie
palindrome
word, line, verse, says the same thing reading it front ways and backwards
(poor dan is in a droop)
hyperbole
exaggeration emphasizing and noticing a specific characteristic
syllogism
assumed propisitions (All dogs are animals, all animals have four legs therefore all dogs have four legs)
metonomy
using an image to create an association
(EX: a pen is mightier than a sword.)
spoonerism
play on words in which corresponding vowels are moved
EX: mood fart
verbal irony
different sorts of dialogue
acrostic noun
poem or series of lines with certain letters and from each letter you form a characteristic
anarchism
putting a person or event in a place it doesn't belong
EX: snow white in star wars
slant Rhyme
partial/imperfect rhyme using assonance or consonance
synedoche
figure of speech in which a part represents a whole
heteronym
word spelled the same but with different meanings
doppelganger
ghostly double
allegory
story, a poem with a hidden meaning
bildungsroman
novel dealing with a persons spiritual/physical growth/journey
anaphora
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses