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Hubris

Greek word meaning extreme pride

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Idiom

Expression having special meaning, not clear from the usual meaning of words in the expression/// fly off the handle/// on pins and needles

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Imagery

The use of words to represent things, actions, or ideas by sensory description (must appeal to a sense)

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Imply

Verb – implication. noun- to indicate directly

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Infer

Verb – inference. Noun – a conclusion drawn from the information given

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In medias res

Latin for "in the middle of things". The tale begins in the middle of the action

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Internal rhyme

Rhyming of words within a line of poetry

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Irony

Contrast between actual meanings and the suggestion of another meaning

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Verbal irony

Saying one thing and mean another

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Situational irony

When the reader nor character expect the action

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Dramatic irony

When the audience knows something that the character doesn't know

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Isocolon

Parallel structure in which parallel elements are similar not only in grammatical structure but in length

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Jargon

Specialized or technical language of a trade, profession, or similar group

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Juxtaposition

The location of one thing adjacent to another to create an effect, reveal an attitude, or accomplish some other purpose/// light vs dark

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Malapropism

Mistaken substitution of one word for another word that sound similar

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Maxim

A concise statement often offering advice

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Mood

Overall climate of a piece

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Palindrome

A word or line that reads the same backwards as it does forward

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Plot

Sequence of actions and events in a literary work

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Point of view

Narrative perspective from which events in a story or novel are told

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First person point of view

Narrator tells everything in his or her own words// I, me, my

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Third person point of view

Events are related by a voice outside the action not one of the characters

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Third person omniscient

Narrator is an all-knowing, objective observer who stands outside the action and reports with different characters are thinking

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Pun

A play on words usually using homonyms

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Setting

The time and place in which the action occurs

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Syllepsis

Construction in which one word is used in two different senses/// he threw the ball, he threw a fit

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Symbolism

Use of one object, entity, etc. to suggest another

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Syntax

Arrangement of words

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Theme

Central idea or ideas the writer intend to share with the reader

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Tone

The writers attitude towards the subject and audience

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Homily

A sermon, or serious talk, speech, or lecture including morals