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Onomatopoeia

Words whose sounds relay their meanings

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Pathos

Ability to call forth feelings of pity, compassion

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Periodic construction

Main clauses put at the end of the sentence for emphasis

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Syllepsis (Zeugma)

Use of a verb to suggest two totally different meanings

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Alliteration

Repetition of beginning consonant sounds

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Metonymy

Word or object substituted for meaning of related concept (the pen is mightier than the sword)

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Epigraph

Quote or motto at the beginning of a work

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Epithet

Descriptive phrase substituted for a thing/person (can be pejorative)

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Conceit

Extended metaphor

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Impressionism

Type of writing/art that relates the impressions of the author rather than reality

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Irony

Contrast between appearance and reality

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Elegy

Sad, mournful poem

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Aphorism

A short statement expressing a truth

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Discourse

Written or spoken expression

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Resolution

Explains the outcome of a conflict (denouement)

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Fable

Lesson with animals

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Epigram

Short, witty saying (poem form, usually rhymes)

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Litotes

Technique of denying the opposite of what you want to say

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Synecdoche

Figure of speech in which the part is substituted for the whole (all hands on deck)

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Colloquialism

Informal conversation of a region (pop)

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Words whose sounds relay their meanings

Onomatopoeia

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Ability to call forth feelings of pity, compassion

Pathos

23

Main clauses put at the end of the sentence for emphasis

Periodic construction

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Use of a verb to suggest two totally different meanings

Syllepsis (Zeugma)

25

Repetition of beginning consonant sounds

Alliteration

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Word or object substituted for meaning of related concept (the pen is mightier than the sword)

Metonymy

27

Quote or motto at the beginning of a work

Epigraph

28

Descriptive phrase substituted for a thing/person (can be pejorative)

Epithet

29

Extended metaphor

Conceit

30

Type of writing/art that relates the impressions of the author rather than reality

Impressionism

31

Contrast between appearance and reality

Irony

32

Sad, mournful poem

Elegy

33

A short statement expressing a truth

Aphorism

34

Written or spoken expression

Discourse

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Explains the outcome of a conflict (denouement)

Resolution

36

Lesson with animals

Fable

37

Short, witty saying (poem form, usually rhymes)

Epigram

38

Technique of denying the opposite of what you want to say

Litotes

39

Figure of speech in which the part is substituted for the whole (all hands on deck)

Synecdoche

40

Informal conversation of a region (pop)

Colloquialism