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conceit

a fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects

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connotation

The nonliteral, associative meaning of a word; The implied, suggested meaning

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denotation

strict, literal, Dictionary definition of the word, devoid of any emotion, attitude, or color

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diction

related to style, refers to the writers word choices, especially with regard to their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness

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didactic

from the Greek, 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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epistrophe

The opposite of anaphora, repetition at the end of successive clauses

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euphemism

from the Greek for good speech, euphemisms are a more agreeable or less offensive substitute for a generally unpleasant word or concept

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exposition

One of the four chief types of composition, the others being argumentation, description, and narration
The purpose is to explain something
in drama, The exposition is the introductory material, which creates the tone, gives the setting, and introduces the characters and conflict

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extended metaphor

A metaphor developed at great length, occurring frequently in or throughout a work

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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 compare dissimilar things

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generic conventions

describes traditions for each genre
help to define each genre

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genre

the major category into which a literary work fits

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homily

literally means sermon, but for 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