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Allusion
a reference to a familiar person, place, thing, or event
analogy
a comparison of ideas or objects that are completely different but that are alike in one important way
anecdote
a short story used to illustrate or make a point
antithesis
using opposite ideas in the same thought or sentence to emphasize a point
colloquialism
a common word or phrase suitable for ordinary, everyday conversation but not for foraml speech or writing
exaggeration
an overstatement or streching of the truth to emphasize a point
foreshadowing
hints or clues that suggest what will happen next or later in a story
hyperbole
exaggeration to prove a point
irony
an expression in which the author says one thing but means just the opposite
juxtaposition
putting 2 words or ideas close together to create a contrasting of ideas or an ironic meaning
local color
use of details that are common in a certain place
metaphor
a figure of speech that compares 2 things without using the words like or as
overstatement
an exaggeration or streching of the truth
oxymoron
a technique in which 2 words with opposite meanings are put together for a special effect
paradox
statement that is true even though it seems to be saying 2 different things