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alliteration
repetition of initial or medial consonants in two or more adjacent words
allusion
a brief reference to a historical or literary figure, event, or object
analogy
a comparison of two things, alike in certain aspects.
anecdote
a short of account of an interesting event.
anaphora
repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginnings of clauses.
annotation
Explanatory or critical notes added to a text.
aphorism
A short, astute statement of a general truth.
archaic
obsolete phrasing, idiom, syntax or spelling.
assonance
repetition of similar vowel sounds in the stressed syllable of adjacent words.
assumption
a belief or statement taken for granted without proof.
audience
one’s listener or readership; those to whom a speech or piece of writing is addressed.
connotation
the emotional implications attached to a word.
complex sentence
a sentence that includes one independent clause and at least one dependent clause.
denotation
the literal meaning of a word, independent of its emotional associations.
diction
word choice