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Anachronism
Event or detail that is inappropriate for the time period.
Anecdote
Very brief account of a particular incident.
Aside
In a play, words spoken by a character directly to the audience or to another character but not overheard by others onstage.
Assonance
Repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different constant sounds in words that are close together.
Connotations
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests.
Diction
Writer's or speakers choice of words.
Didactic literature
Writing that aims primarily to teach.
Foil
character who serves as a contrast to another character.
Inversion
Reversal of the normal word order in a sentence.
Onomatopoeia
Use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning. In poetry, onomatopoeia reinforces meaning and creates evocative and musical sound effects.
Parable
Brief story that teaches a lesson about life.
Refrain
Repeated word, phrase, line, or group of lines.
Satire
Type of writing that ridicules human weakness, vice, or folly in order to bring about social reform.
Soliloquy
Long speech in which a character who is alone on stage expresses private thoughts or feelings.