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allegory

The device of using character and/or story elements symbolically represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning

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alliteration

The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words

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allusion

A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumably commonly known

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ambiguity

multiple meanings, either intentionally or unintentionally, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage

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Anadiplosis

repetition of the last word of one clause at the beginning of the following clause

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analogy

A similarity or comparison between two different things or the relationship between them

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Anaphora

One of the devices of repetition, in which the same expression is repeated at the beginning of two or more lines, clauses, or sentences

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anecdote

in short narrative do you chilling particulars of an interesting episode or event

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antecedent

The word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun

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aphorism

A terse statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or a moral principle

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apostrophe

A figure of speech that directly addresses and absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction

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atmosphere

The emotional mood created by the entirety of a literary work

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clause

A grammatical unit that contains both a subject and a verb

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colloquial/colloquialism

The use of slang or informalities in speech or writing

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coherence

A principal demanding that the parts of any composition be arranged so that the meaning of the whole may be immediately clear and intelligible