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allegory

form of extended metaphor in which object and persons are equated with meanings that lie outside the narrative itself

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biography

an account of a persons life

3

chronicle

an extended account of historical events without interpretation or comment

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diary

daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations

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essay

short literary composition on a single subject, usually presenting the personal view of the author; analytic or interpretive

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parody

literary form in which the style of an author or particular work is mocked in its style for the sake of comic effect

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prose

writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to the patterns of everyday speech

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satire

literary work which exposes and ridicules human vices or folly; historically perceived as tending toward didacticism, usually intended as moral criticism directed against the injustice of social wrongs

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sermon

oration by a prophet or member of the clergy

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stream-of-consciousness

technique that records the multifarious thoughts and feelings of a character without regard to logical or narrative sequence; writer attempts to reflect all the forces, external and internal, influencing the psychology of a character at a single moment