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antihero

a central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.

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dramatic monologue

a type of poetry written in the form of a speech of an individual character

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feminine rhyme

a rhyme that matches two or more syllables, usually at the end of respective lines, in which the final syllable or syllables are unstressed.

4

masculine rhyme

a rhyme on a single stressed syllable at the end of a line of poetry.

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parody

an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.

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antecedent

a thing or event that existed before or logically precedes another.

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euphemism

a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.

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farce

a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations.

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metonymy

the substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant, for example suit for business executive, or the track for horse racing.

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synesthesia

the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body.

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deus ex machina

an unexpected power or event saving a seemingly hopeless situation, especially as a contrived plot device in a play or novel.

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euphony

agreeableness of sound; pleasing effect to the ear

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hyperbole

exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

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oxymoron

a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction

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synecdoche

a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa, as in Cleveland won by six runs