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Anectode

A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of literature

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Anaphorism

A concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a commonly held belief. The writings of Benjamin Franklin contain many anaphorisms, such as,"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."

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Delayed sentence

A sentence that withholds it's main idea until the end. "Just as he bent to tie his shoe, the car hit him.

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Irony

A situation or statement characterized by significant difference between what is expected or understood and what actually happens or is meant

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Pathos

In dramatic literature, the moral element that determines a characters actions rather then thought or emotions.

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Parallelism

Recurrent syntactical similarities where several parts of a sentence are expressed alike to show that the ideas in the parts or sentences equal in importance.

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Anaphora

Regular repetition of the same word or phrase at the begin inning of successive phrases

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Voice

The person talking

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Mood

Ambience

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Audience

Person reached by the writing

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Logos

Logic

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Ethos

Ethicality