a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification
the substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant,
an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.
a stanza of four lines, especially one having alternate rhymes
a long speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast program.
a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words
the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect
a particular activity or cause that has suddenly become fashionable or popular.
the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person’s thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.
a sentence that expresses the main idea of the paragraph in which it occurs.
psychological struggle within the mind of a literary or dramatic character, the resolution of which creates the plot’s suspense
a thing that is granted, especially in response to demands; a thing conceded.
Good feelings, looks, or ideas transferred to the person for whom the product is intended
an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
a statement that, despite apparently sound reasoning from true premises, leads to a self-contradictory or a logically unacceptable conclusion
a separate introductory section of a literary or musical work
two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit
is a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter, which employ one of several rhyme schemes and adhere to a tightly structured thematic organization
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning
an expression of opinions or offering of explanations explanations about an event or situation.
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid
states the main idea of a writing assignment and helps control the ideas within the paper. It is not merely a topic. It often reflects an opinion or judgment that a writer has made about a reading or personal experience
a temporary state of mind or feeling
struggle between a literary or dramatic character and an outside force such as nature or another character, which drives the dramatic action of the plot
an argument or set of reasons put forward to oppose an idea or theory developed in another argument.
is an emotionally appealing phrase so closely associated with highly valued concepts and beliefs that it carries conviction without supporting information or reason
represents an appeal to the emotions of the audience, and elicits feelings that already reside in them
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
is an appeal to ethics, and it is a means of convincing someone of the character or credibility of the persuader
a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable
a warning or indication of (a future event).
generally defined as literal or dictionary meanings of a word
refers to the discrete information, facts, data, and specific knowledge offered to describe, explain, or justify something
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work
rexploitation of audience anxieties or concerns
is abusive or insulting language referring to a person or group, a verbal abuse.
the general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation, etc
Logos is a literary device that can be defined as a statement, sentence or argument used to convince or persuade the targeted audience by employing reason or logic
the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language
a sentence that takes a broad theme and condenses it to give a particular story a particular meaning