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depict
to represent, portray or describe
imagery
descriptions and figures of speech

can also refer to images in general or mental images
floid
very ornamental and showy, often excessively so
platitude
a commonplace, dull, or trite remark; or dullness or staleness of ideas or language

-refers especially to a dull statement or idea uttered as though it were original or important
alliteration
the repition of the same first sound in two or more neighboring words or syllables

-occasionally fall in middle of word
epigram
a short and witty poem or saying

-always brief, witty, and pointed and often achieves effect by containing a seeming contradiction
dissertation
a treatise or a formal and lengthy discussion of a subject, usually in writing

-refers to a long paper submitted to a university for advanced degree
missive
a letter or other form of written communication, often formal or official

-not ordinarily used
farce
an exaggerated comedy based on broadly humorous situations; or ridiculous mockery or empty show

-includes highly improbable situations
can be play itself, class of comedy, kind of broad humor, or any passage
parody
a musical or literary work that imitates the style of another work or author for comic effect; or a poor imitation

-can refer to any feeble imitation
sonorous
producing or having a deep, rich, or impressive sound

-in speech/writing, suggests an imposing or excessively high-flown quality
euphony
sweetness of sound or combinations of sounds, especially in speech

-sometimes refers to ease of pronunciation for changes in the final letter of prefixes
lilt
to sing, play, or speak with a light and graceful swing or rhythm; or a happy tune or swingy rhythm

-also a springy movement, to move in a lively way, or to sway slightly
aria
a melody or tune

-refers to an extended or elaborate melody in an opera solo voice with musical accompaniment
sonata
an extended musical composition, usually written for the piano or other solo instrument