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

Apostrophe

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prose with a high degree of rhythm including a pleasurable sensation of rise and fall

Cadence

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instruction in literature

didacticism

4

a brief tale with a moral point and generally with non human characters

fable

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exaggeration; implies less than what is said

hyperbole

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An imaginative comparison consisting of the stated or implied equivalence of two dissimilar things.

metaphor

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a seeming contradiction

paradox

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giving human characteristics to something that is not human

personification

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a comparison of two unlike objects using like or as

simile

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a person, place, thing, or idea within a narrative or poem that means something in addition to itself

symbol

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The use of language to convey meaning other than what is stated or a contradiction in what is expected to happen and what actually happens

irony

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A story with a literal and an implied level of meaning

Allegory

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The representation of something as less important than it truly is

understatement

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loosely applied to all scornful wit but is best restricted to mock praise or mock assent

Sarcasm

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A type of irony in which the reader is aware of a plot development of which the characters of the story are unaware

Dramatic irony

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presents a contrast between supposition and reality

situational irony

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Irony in situations

Situ