the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Alliteration
an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
Allusion
a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification.
Analogy
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
Anecdote
Addressing the inanimate as if human or the absent as if presentation
Apostrophe
An expression or saying that has lost its effectiveness or meaning due to being out dated or overused.
Cliche
The point of highest interest or greatest dramatic intensity.
Climax
a disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.
Conflict
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
Connotations
the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.
diction
a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
Euphemism
A method of interrupting a narrative to recall past experiences
Flashback
Suggesting something will happen before it happens
Foreshadowing
An exaggerated statement, not intended to device others
Hyperbole
Expressions that have come into common use that don't mean exactly what the words say
Idiom
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
Irony
A word which usually signifies one kind of thing is applied to another.
Metaphore
The state of mind the author expressesim his/her work or the atmosphere he/she creates
Mood
The use of words whose sounds seem to resemble those they describe
Onomatopoeia
Two contrasting words used together
Oxymoron
The statement which on the surface seems contradictory but which contains an element of truth
Paradox
Life is presented as it actually is without exaggeration or disguise
Realism
Witty writing used to criticize or ridicule
Satire
The time and place in which a literary work occurs
Setting
The comparison of two things using like or as
Simile
Anything standing in representation of something else
Symbol
The idea, general truth, or commentary on life or people brought out through literary work
Theme
The attitude demonstrated by the author towards the subject log his work
Tone

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