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Anecdote

A short narrative account of an amusing, unusual, revealing, or interesting event.

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Antithesis

opposition or contrast of ideas expressed by parallelism of words that are opposites of, are strongly contrasted with each other
Ex. Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.

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Aphorism

A pitty observation that contains a general truth such as "if it is not broke, don't fix it.

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Caricature

A picture, description, or imitation of a person or thing in which certain characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.

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Cacophony

A harsh, discordant mixture if sounds.

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Conciseness

A technique used in speech or writing when a lot of informations is told clearly in few words; brief but comprehensive

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Dramatic Repetition

Repetition of words constantly.

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Erudite

Having or showing profound knowledge.

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Imagery

Visually descriptive or figurative language.

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Irony

the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. Curly of off the 3 Stooges was bald.

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Metaphor

a comparison of two or more thing.

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Onomatopoeia

Use of words to imitate natural sounds.

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Parody

composition that imitates the distinctive features of a serious piece of writing for comic or satiric purposes.

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Personification

A figure of speech in which an inanimate object or an abstract concept is endowed with
human features: "blind justice."

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Rhetoric

the art of using language to persuade or influence others.

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Satire

A work of literature that expose or ridicules peoples stupidity or ideas.

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Symbol

A person, act, or thing that has both literal significance and additional abstract meanings

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Specificity

the quality of having specific details in a specific piece of writing.

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Syntax

The way a writer organizes his words.

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Theme

The central or dominating idea in a literary work.

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Understatement

A figure of speech that represents something as being less important than it really is.