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Zeugma
Grammatically correct linkage of one subject with two or more direct objects. The linking shows a relationship between ideas more clearly. For example: Bob exceeded at sports; Jim at academics; Mark at eating.
Wit
Quickness of intellect and talent for saying brilliant things that surprise and delight by their unexpectedness.
Voice
The (un)acknowledged source of words of the story; the speaker, a "person" telling the story or poem.
Utopia
An imaginary place of ideal perfection. The opposite of a dystopia.
Understatement
Deliberate expression of an idea or event as less important than it actually is or was.
Trope
THe use of a word in a figurative sense with a decided change or extension in its literal meaning.
Transition Words
Words and devices that bring unity and coherence to a piece of writing.
Tone
The attitude a literary work takes towards its subject and theme. It reflects the narrator's attitude.
Thesis Statement
Focus statement of an essay; premise statement upon which the point of view or discussion in the essay is based.
Theme
The central or dominant idea or concern of a work; the main idea or meaning.