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paradox
a statement that seems absurd but expresses the truth
parallelism
repetition of a grammatical structure
personification
a nonhuman object is given human characteristics
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
repetition
using a word/phrase more than once
sarcasm
type of irony where a person appears to be praising it but is actually insulting it
sensory language
writing that appeals to one or more of the senses
setting
time and place
simile
comparison that uses like or as between 2 unlike subjects
symbol
anything that stands or represents something else (abstract ideas)
synecdoche
form of metaphor in which a part of something is used to stand for the whole thing
syntax
physical arrangement of words in a sentence
understatement
saying less than what is actually meant in an ironic way
verbal irony
irony in which words are used to suggest the opposite of what is meant
catharsis
a moral and spiritual cleansing; an empathic identification with others
characterization
act of creating a character
connotation
set of associations that occur to people when they hear/read the word
denotation
dictionary meaning of a word
language
entire body of words used in a text, describes the quality of diction, images, and details
mood
feeling created by the reader
suspense
feeling of curiosity
style
writer's distinctive mode of expression
theme
central message or insight into life
pun
play on words based on different meanings of words that sound alike
rhetorical shift
a change from one tone, attitude. keywords: however, even though, although, but, yet, etc