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Ad hoc

For a single purpose

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Ad hominem

Personal attack

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Allegory

Symbolic story that parallels actual events

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Alliteration

Repeated consonant at beginning of words

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Allusion

Vague reference to historical place/person etc.

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Ambiguity

Multiple meanings of text

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Analogy

Comparison explaining an unfamiliar event with familiar

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Antecedent

Word/phrase a pronoun refers to

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Antithesis

Nearness of contrasting ideas

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Aphorism

Statement expressing moral principal

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Apostrophe

Language that directly addresses absent idea

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Atmosphere

Mood of piece

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Caricature

Exaggerated description of characteristic

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Colloquialism

Informal words not used in formal writing

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Conceit

Extended metaphor

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Connotation

Interpretive meaning based on associated images

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Denotation

Literal meaning of word

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Diction

Word choice

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Didactic

Intended to teach

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Euphemism

Polite term for unpleasant concept

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Extended metaphor

Long figurative comparison

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Figurative language

Non-literal speech

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Homily

Serious speech giving moral advice

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Hyperbole

Extreme exaggeration

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Imagery

Sensory details

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Infer/inference

Educated guess

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Invective

Violent verbal accusation

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Irony

Language that points to a discrepancy between two different meanings EX: verbal, situation, dramatic

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Metaphor

Comparison of two different things

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Mood

Atmosphere of a piece

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Narrative

Story-like explanation of a piece