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Allusion

Reference to something the writer assumes the reader will know and understand.

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Parallelism

Using elements in sentences that are grammatically similar or identical in sentence structure, sound, and meaning.

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Repetition

A literary device where authors repeat the same word or clauses in order to make an idea clearer.

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Antithesis

"Opposite" rhetorical devices in which two opposing ideas are put together in a sentence.

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Vexed

Annoyed, frustrated, or worried.

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Audacious

Extremely bold or daring

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Nostalgic

Emotion (usually happiness or sadness) evoked by remembering so,etching from your past that you want to relive or go back to.

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Colloquial

Informal, casual talk; slang or jargon

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Lugubrious

Looking or sounding sad and dismal.

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Accusatory

Indicating or suggesting that one believes a person has done something wrong.

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Incredulous

Refusing to believe something; expressing disbelief.

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Contemptuous

Feeling or showing deep hatred or disapproval

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Provincial

A person who lives in or comes from a place far away from big cities.

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Trite

A phrase or opinion that is overused