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refers to traditions for each genre

Generic Conventions

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the major category into which a literary work fits(e.g. prose, poetry, and drama)

Genre

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literally "sermon", or any serious talk, speech, or lecture providing moral or spiritual advice

Homily

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a figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstatement

Hyperbole

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the sensory details or figurative language used to describe, arouse emotion, or represent abstractions

Imagery

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to draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented

Infer (inference)

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an emotionally violent, verbal denunciation or attack using strong, abusive language

invective

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the contrast between what is stated explicitly and what is really meant

Irony

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words literally state the opposite of speaker's true meaning

Verbal Irony

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events turn out the opposite if what was expected

Situational Irony

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facts or events are unknown to a character but known to the reader or audience or other characters in work

Dramatic Irony

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a type of sentence in which the main idea comes first, followed by dependent grammatical units

Loose Sentence

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a figure of speech using implied comparison of seemingly unlike things of the substitution of one for the other, suggesting somme similarity

Metaphor

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from the Greek"changed label", the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it (e.g. "the White House" for the president)

Metonymy

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grammatically, the verbal units and a speaker's attitude (indicativ, subjunctive, imperative); literarily , the prevailing atmosphere or emotional aura of a word

Mood