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Exhortatory

An address or communication urging someone to do something

Farcical

Of or resembling a farce espwcially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects

Histrionic

Overly theatrical or melodramatic in character or style

Jocund

Cheerful and light-hearted

Irascible

Having or showing a tendency to be easily angered

Parallelism

The use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same

Refrain

A poetic device that repeats at regular intervals in different stanzas

Satire

A technique to expose and criticize foolishness and corruption of an individual or society

Sestet

A part of a poem containing six lines, it can be a whole poem or stanza

Synecdoche

A literary device in which part of something represents the whole, or is used to reperesent a part