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Alliteration

The repetition of consonant sounds at e beginning of nearby words, sometimes also used to describe repetition of consonant sounds within words

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Allusion

A brief reference to a person, place, thing, event, or idea in history, classic literature, or even pop culture

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Assonance

The repetition of the same vowel sound in nearby words

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Anachronism

The intentional or unintentional use of a person, object or event that is out of place chronologically

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Analogy

Analogy compare two things, which are alike insevetal respects, for the purpose of explaining or clarifying some unfamiliar idea or object by showing how the idea or object is similar to some familiar one.

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Antagonist

The force that opposes the protagonist.

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Protagonist

The central character of the story, whether hero or antihero.

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Apostrophe

An address either to someone or something who is absent (perhaps someone dead or one of the gods) and therefore cannot hear the speaker or to someone nonhuman that cannot comprehend.

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Consonance

The repetition of consonant sounds with differing vowel sounds in words near each other. Unlike alliteration, the repetition of consonant sounds may be appear anywhere within words

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Burlesque

A work designed to ridicule a style, literary form, or subject matter either by treating the exalted pin a trivial way or by discussing the trivial in exhaled terms (that is, with mock dignity)

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Chiasmus

A figure of speech in which the order of the terms in the first of two parallel clauses is reversed in the second. Think of it as inverted parallelism.

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Cliche

Ideas or expressions that have become tired and trite from overuse.

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Colloquial

Characteristics of ordinary familiar language rather than formal, conversational language

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Denotation

The literal, dictionary definitions of words.

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Connotation

Associations and implications that go beyond a words definitions. There can be many possibles connotations for a single word, not just "positive" and "negative"