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Use of Exaggeration or distortion to make a figure appear comic or ridiculous

Caricature

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The moment of illumination, usually occurring at or near the end of a work

Epiphany

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Temporary departure from the main subject of a work

Digression

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Short addition at the end of a literary work

Epilogue

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The type of comedy based on ridiculous situation, often with stereotyped characters

Farce

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Overused expression that is trite and banal

Cliché

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General statement about a class of things or persons (freedom or love)

Abstraction

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Excessive pride in oneself and one's abilities (Aristitilian hero)

Hubris

9

A work designed to instruct or teach

Didactic

10

Exposition, analysis, comparison and evaluation of a work

Criticism

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An adjective that describes words, phrases, or general tone that is overly scholarly, academic, or bookish (Yellow book)

Pedantic

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The act of proving something false or erroneous by argument or evidence

Refutation

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Use of a word considered less offensive or harsh

Euphamism

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A sentence in which the main idea (independent clause) comes first, followed by dependent grammatical units such as phrases and clauses

Loose Sentence

15

Balancing of two contrasting ideas, works or sentences

Antithesis

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Language free from vagueness or ambiguity

Explicit

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Something out of its proper time period

Anachronistic

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Characterized by horror, gloom, and mystery

Gothic

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Original pattern or model from which all other things of the same kind are made

Archetype

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Short, entertaining story

Anecdote