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Apostrophe

A speaker or writer is directly addressing an absent person, abstraction or inanimate object.

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Cacophony

The use of words that are harsh or dissonant in sound.

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Conceit

A type of comparison that draws a striking parallel between two dissimilar things

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Euphony

The use of words whose sounds are pleasant and musical to the ear.

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Figurative language

An artful deviation from literal speech or normal word order

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Imagery

Descriptive words or phrases that appeal to the sense perceptions in order to create an impression

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Metaphor

In a restrictive definition is the stated or implied equivalence of two things
(Life is a race = stated; the race of life= implied)

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The ______ of a metaphor is the original subject being described

Tenor

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The ______ of a metaphor is the image the tenor is being compared to

Vehicle

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An _______ is a metaphor in which the tenor remains unstated

Implied metaphor

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An ______ is a metaphor that is developed beyond a single sentence or comparison

Extended metaphor

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An ______ is a complex type of extended metaphor

Allegory

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Metonymy

Expression in which a related thing stands for the thing itself.
(Lands or kingdom belonging to the crown)

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Paradox

Seeming contradiction

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Parallelism

Similarity in the structure of two or more phrases, clauses or sentences

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Personification

Gives human characteristics to objects, ideas, abstractions, or animals

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Pun

A play on words that are identical or similar in sound but different in meaning

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Repetition

The act of creating patterns by repeating not only sounds but also words, lines, meter, or syntax

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Simile

Type of metaphor using words: like, as, as if

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Synecdoche

Expression in which a part stands for the whole
(Referring to 50 sails as 50 ships)

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Theme

A recurring or emerging idea in a work of literature