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Satire

Ironic and sarcastic way to argue or compose something

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Metonymy

Use of a aspect of something in order to represent the whole.

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Polysyndeton

The deliberate use of series of conjunctions

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Zeugma

Construction in which one word modifies or governs often in different or in incongruent ways

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Asyndeton

Leaving out conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses

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Bias

Prejudice or disposition toward one side of a subject or issue

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Archetype

Typical example of a type or group

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Anecdote

Short amount of an interesting event

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Amorous

Showing, feeling, or relating to sexual desire

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Frivolous

Not having purpose or value; carefree and superficial

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Benevolent

Well meaning and kindly

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Sardonic

Grimly mocking or cynical. More extreme than satire

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Picturesque

Visually attractive in a quaint or charming way

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Foreboding

Feeling that something bad will happen

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Petulant

Childishly sulky or bad-tempered

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Incisive

Intelligently analytical and clear thinking

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Anathema

Someone or something that one vehemently dislikes

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Antimetabole

Repetition of words in successive clauses but transposed in order

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Pedantic

Excessively concerned with minor details or rules

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Cliche

A phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought

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Pompous

Affectedly grand, solemn or self important

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Analogy

Comparison between one thing and another

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Poignant

Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret

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Jargon

Special words or expressions used by a profession or group