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Parallelism

Repeating similar grammatical structure to give writing rhythm

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Personification

A non human thing is given human characteristics

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Simile

Comparing two things using like or as

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Synecdoche

Using part of something to represent the whole

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Parable

Short, descriptive story that illustrates a particular moral

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Paradox

Statement seems contrary to common sense yet may in fact be true

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Parody

For, of literature intended to mock a particular literary work or its style; comic relief intended

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Pathos

Describes part of play or story that is intended to evoke pity or sorrow from reader

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Persona

The voice or personality an author assumes for s particular purpose or character, which may or may not be like the authors actual personality

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Poetic justice

Character "getting what he deserves" especially...punishment

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Sarcasm

Use of praise to mock someone or something

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Satire

Literary tone used to ridicule human vice or weakness, with the intent of correcting the subject of satiric attack

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Setting

Time and place in which action occurs

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Soliloquy

Speech deliver by a character when he is alone on stage

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Stereotypes

A pattern that does not change. No individuality and fits the mold of that particular kind of person

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Stream of consciousness

Style of writing in which thoughts and feelings of writer are recorded as they occur

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Tone

Overall feeling/effect created by writers use of words

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Periodic sentence

refers to a Particular placement of sentence elements such as the main clause of the sentence and its predicate are purposely held off and placed at the end instead of at the beginning of their conventional positions. Normally the crux of the sentences meaning does not become clear to the reader until they reach the last part.

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Pedantic

Scientific terms to talk to the general public
Academic vs Conversational