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Flashcards in Vocab Words 2nd Semester Deck (14):
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allusion

references to something in literature or history

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apostrophe

someone dead addressed as if they were alive

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aside

speaking directly to the audience

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connotation

what a word suggests beyond its meaning

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diction

choice of words with regard to correctness

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figurative language

figures of speech to go beyond the literal meaning

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metaphor

comparing two things that aren't alike, not using like or as

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metonymy

a snapshot representing something larger

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paradox

a statement that contradicts itself

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overstatement

extreme exaggeration

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personification

giving human qualities to something non human

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satire

irony or sarcasm used to discredit, vice, or folly

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simile

comparing something using the word like or as

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understatement

saying less than one means