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abstract language
language desciribing ideas and qualities rather than observable or specific persons, places or things
ideas and qualities
allegory
a story, fictional or nonfiction, in which characters, thanks and events represent qualities or concepts
fiction or nonfiction
alliteration
repetition of initial identical consonant sounds
repetition
allusion
an indirect reference to something with which the reader is supposed to be falimar with
something reader's familiar with
anecdote
a brief recounting of a relevant episode
relevant episode
diction
word choice as an element of style
element of style
figurative language
a word or words that are inaccuratly literally, but describe by calling to mind sensations or responses that the thing described evokes
sensations
hyperbole
consious exaggeration used to heighten effect
heighten
imagery
used to create a strong unified sensory impression
sensory
inversion
variation of the normal word orfer
variation
irony
when a reader is aware of a reality that differs from a character's perception of reality
reality differs
metaphore
a comparisson of two things often unrelated
comparrison
mood
an atmosphere created by a writer's diction
atmosphere
non-sequitor
when a statement is not logically connected to another
logically connected
objectivity
a writer's attempt to remove him/herself from any subjective personal involvement in the story
remove him/herself
onomatopoeia
the use of a word whose pronunciation suggests its meaning
crash, boom, bang
oversimplification
when a writer obscures or denies the complexity of the issue in an argument
denies complexity
oxymoron
a rhetorical anithesis. Juxaposing two controdictory terms
juxaposing
paradox
a seemingly contradictory statement which is actually true
seeminly contradictory
paralellism
sentence construction of two or more gramatical simmilarities
grammatical simmilatirites
parody
an exaggeration imitation of a serious work for humourous purposes
exageration
pathos
qualities of a work that evoke sorrow or pity
evoke sorrow
persona
adopting a fictional voice to tell the story
fictional voice
personification
imaminate objects, animals, ideas, or abstractions are endowed with human traits or human form
endowed with human traits
point of view
perspective from which a story is told
perspective