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Example

And individual instance taken to be representative of a general pattern

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Explication

The art of interpreting or discovering the meaning of a text

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Exposition

The immediate revelation to the audience of the setting and other background information necessary for understanding the plot

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Extended metaphor

A sustained comparison, often referred to Asa conceit.

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False analogy

When two cases are no sufficiently parallel to readers to accept a claim of connection between them

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Figurative language

Language that contains a figure of speech such as similes and metaphors, in order to create associations that are imaginative rather than literal

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Figures of speech

Expressions, such as similes, metaphors, and personifications, that make imaginative rather than literal comparisons or associations

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Foreshadowing

The use of a hint or clue to suggest a larger even that occurs late in the work

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Freight Train

Sentence consisting of three or more very short independent clauses joined by conjunctions

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Generalization

When a writes bases a claim upon an isolated example of asserts that claim is certain rather than probable

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Genre

A type of literary work, such as a novel or poem; there are also subgenres, such as as science fiction or sonnet, within the larger genres

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Hubris

The excessive pride of ambition that leads a trance hero to disregard warnings of impending doom, ritually causing his or her downfall

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Humor

Anything that causes laughter or amusement

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Hyperbole

Deliberate exaggeration in order to create humor or emphasis

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Image

A word or words, either figurative or literal, used to describe sensory experience of and object perceived by the sense

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Imagery

Words or phrases that use a collection of images to appeal to one of more or the five senses in order to creat a mental picture

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Induction

The process that moved from a given series of specifics to generalization

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Inference

A conclusion one can draw from the presented details

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Interior monologue

Writing that records the conversation that occurs inside a characters head

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Invective

A verbally abusive attack

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Inversion

Reversing the customary order of elements in a sentence or phrase

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Irony

A situation or statement in which the actual outcome or meaning is opposite to what was expected