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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 the metaphor is the image the tenor is being compared to

Vehicle

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An _________________ is the 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 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 by sound but also words, lines, meter, or sytax

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Simile

Type of metaphor using words: like, 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
The core mark of great writing is theme

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Functions of imaginative comparisons

?They draw out the readers emotions
?They add depth to a writers message
?they provide certain symmetry to a writers message

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What distinguishes a simile from a metaphor?

A simile is a type of metaphor comparing two things using the words like,as, as if

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Astrophe

A speaker or writers directly addressing an absent person, abstraction or intimate object