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Didactic

Literally means “teaching.” Didactic works have the primary aim of teaching or instructing, especially the teaching of moral or ethical principles

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Euphemism

“Good speech,” euphemisms are a more agreeable or less offensive substitute for generally unpleasant word or concept

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Extended metaphor

A metaphor developed at great length

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Figurative language

Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid

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Figure of speech

A device used to produce figurative language. Many compared to similar things. Figures of speech include‘, hyperbole, irony, metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron, paradox, personification, simile, synecdoche , and understatement

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Genre

The major categories into which all literary work fits. For example, autobiography, biography, diaries, criticism, essays

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Homily

Means “sermon,” but more informally. it can include any serious talk, speech, or lecture involving moral or spiritual advice

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Hyperbole

A figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstatement

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Imagery

The sensory details or figurative language used to describe, arouse emotion, or represent abstractions

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Inference/Infer

To draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented

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Invective

Emotionally violent, verbal denunciation or attack using strong, abusive, language

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Irony

The contrast between what is stated explicitly and what is really meant

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Loose sentence

Type of sentence in which the main idea comes first, followed by dependent grammatical units such as phrases and clauses

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Metaphor

A figure of speech using implied comparison of seemingly unlike things or the substitution of one for the other, suggesting some similarity

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Metonymy

“Changed label” or “substitute name.” Figure of speech in which the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it. For example, “White House”