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Didactic

Teaching

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Euphemism

Good speech; a polite way in saying something mean

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Extended Metaphor

Long metaphor

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Figurative Language

Writing or speech that isn’t literal

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Figure of Speech

Compares dissimilar things; Produces figurative language

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Generic Conventions

Traditions for each genre

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Genre

Major category which all literary work fits

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Homily

Informal sermon; serious talk

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Hyperbole

Exaggeration

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Imagery

Writing that evokes emotion and imagination

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Inference

Reasonable conclusion for information

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Invective

Emotionally violent verbal attack

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Irony

Contrast between what is said and what is meant; verbal, situational, and dramatic

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Loose Sentence

Subject then verb; Main idea comes first then phrases and clauses in a sentence

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Metaphor

Comparisons between unlikely things

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Metonymy

substitute name, word hat is substituted by one that means the same thing