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Convention

Device of style that is used so often that it becomes recognized means of expression.

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Didactic

Explicitly instructive

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Digression

The inclusion of material unrelated to the actual subject of work.

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Epigram

A pithy saying, often employing contrast.

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Grotesque

Characterized by distortions or incongruities.

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Jargon

The specialized language of profession or group.

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Literal

The precise explicit meaning; accurate to the letter; matter of a fact, as apprised to figurative language.

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Lyrical

Songlike; characterizes by emotion, subjectivity and imagination.

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Parable

A story designed to suggest a principle, to illustrate a moral, or to answer a question.

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Soliloquy

A speech in which a character who is alone his or her thoughts aloud.

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Stereotype

A conventional pattern, expression, character, or idea.