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Irony

What you think is going to happen or what a word means, it doesn't

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Litotes

Understatement using negative language

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Metaphor

A comparison between two things that share common characteristics; no like/as

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Metonymy

Replaces the name of a thing with the name of something related to it

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Motif

An object or idea repeated throughout a literary work

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Non sequitur

Purposely using something that doesn't follow logically

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Onomatopoeia

A word spelling out a sound

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Oxymoron

Two words that contradict each other joint together

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Paradox

A statement that appears to be self-contradictory but is also truthful

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Parody

Imitation/spoof

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Pathos

Quality of a work that stirs up pity, sympathy, sorrow

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Pedantic

Negative aspects of teaching and lecturing

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Personification (anthropomorphizing)

Giving an idea or object human characteristics

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Sarcasm

Bitter speaking

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Satire

Using humor to emphasize human weakness or imperfections

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Style

The at a writer expresses ideas

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Syllepsis (zeugma)

One verb serves to both objects, only applies logically to one

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Syllogism

A price of an argument

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Symbolism

Object representing another, gives it a different meaning

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Synecdoche

A part of something represents the whole, or the whole represents a part

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Syntax

Putting words together in sentences; different patterns in sentences

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Tautology

Repetition of words which have similar meaning

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Tone

The attitude of a writer toward a subject or audience

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Understatement

Intentionally making a situation less important