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Allegory

Using character/ story elements to represent an abstraction to the literal meaning; deals with moral truth and generalization

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Alliteration

Repetition of sounds; reinforces meaning and supply’s a musical sound

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Allusion

Reference to a commonly known person or event

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Ambiguity

Multiple meanings of a word, phrase, etc

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Analogy

Similarity or comparison between two things; establishes familiarity

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Antecedent

Word or phrase referred to by a pronoun

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Aphorism

Terse statement which expresses a general truth or moral principle

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Apostrophe

Directly addresses and absent person or personified thing

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Atmosphere

Emotional mood established by setting an writing; foreshadowing

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Clause

Contains both a subject and verb

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Colloquial

Use of slang in writing

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Conceit

Fanciful expression, form of metaphor or analogy; displays intellectual cleverness

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Connotation

Non-literal meaning of a word

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Denotation

Literal meaning of a word

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Diction

Style of writers word choices; formal or informal