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Alliteration

Repitition of the first sounds in words in a succesion.
Ex. Sally Sold

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Analogy

A comparison that demonstates the similarity or similarities between two things or concepts.
Ex. Hot:Cold::Summe:Winter

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Allusion

Figure of speech that references an important historcal culture, person, event or subject. It assumes a certain level of background knowledge on the part of of the reader.
Ex. Handwritting on the wall

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Balanced sentence

is a sentence that employs parallel structure in sentences, clauses, and phrases; used to emphasize contrast in meaning.
Ex. We remember writters because of their works, but we remember Obama works becase of who he is.

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Conceit

Very elaborate metaphor

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Didactic

Literture that has a primary purpodse of guidace, teaching, or instruction especially on ethical or religious purpose.
Ex The Ten Commandements

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Elegiac

Literture that expresses sorrow or lamentation.

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Hyperbole

Extravagant over exagerration usually for rhetorical effect.
Ex. She is as big as a house

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invectve

Harsh and abusive laguage directed at a person or cause.

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Loose Sentence

Opposite of periodic sntenc; a dependnt cluse followed by an indpendentclause: Main idea first.

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Non Sequitur

A statement that does not follow logic; is not clearly rlated to anything previouly stated.

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Parallel Sentence

A balanced sentence in whch we find similar words , smilar tenses, and similar strctures in its phrases ( if ore than one)

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Persona

The fictiona mask or vice an autho may adopt to tll a story. "A Mask" the way a person is pereived by others whch may or may notbe who tey really are.

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Pun

A play on words that are usually funny.

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Sarcasm

A sharp, bitter, cuttng remarks; a kind of irony, usually in the form of words that pear to praise, but intend to insult. A form of verbal iroy in which under the guides of paise is used to insult

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Specefic

A precise detail

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Sentence Variety

The practice of varying the length and structure of sentences to avoid monotony and prvide appropiate emphasis.

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Synecdoche

A figure of speech in which a part signifies the whole or the whole signifies a part.
Ex. All hands on deck

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Tautology

A phrase or expression in which the same thing is said twice in different words.

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Tone

Describes the author's attitude toward his material, the audience, or both.