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Allegory?

Story, poem or picture can be interpreted to reveal hidden meaning (moral or political).

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Amplification?

Enlarging upon or adding detail

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Anadiplosis?

Last word of sentence repeated as 1st word of following sentence.

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Anaphora?

using word to refer to word earlier to avoid repetition (e.g. I like it and so do they)

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Anastrophe?

Inversion of usual word order (excited the children were when ...)

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Anthropomorphism?

Attribution of human characteristics/ behaviour to a god, animal or object. (clock in beauty + beast)

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Aphorism?

Concise statement of scientific principle (the child is father to the man)

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Aposiopesis?

Suddenly breaking off in speech.

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Archetype?

Typical example of certain person or thing.

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Asyndeton?

Omission of and but etc from sentence (I came, I saw)

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Authorial Intrusion?

Writer steps away from text and speaks to reader.

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Bildungsroman?

Novel dealing with formative years or spiritual education.

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Cacophony?

Harsh discordant mixture of sounds.

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Catachresis?

Use of word in incorrect way (the chair's arm)

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Connotation?

Idea or feeling suggested in word- gives a feeling.

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Denotation?

Literal or primary meaning of a word.

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Deus Ex Machina?

Unexpected power / event saving seemingly hopeless situation.

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Diction?

Choice of words or phrases.

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Epistrophe?

Repetition of word at end of successive sentences (government of the people, by the people)

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Epizeuxis?

repetition of word or phrase in same sentence for emphasis.

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Euphemism?

Mild or indirect word or expression substituted for something too harsh.

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Flashback?

Scene set in time earlier than main story.

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Foil?

Character who contrasts with another character- highlight particular qualities of other character.

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Folklore?

Traditional beliefs / customs and stories of community.

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Foregrounding?

Make something most prominent or important feature.

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Foreshadowing?

Warning or indication of future event.

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Hubris?

Excessive pride of self-confidence.

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Hyperbaton?

Inversion of normal word order- especially for emphasis e.g. this I must see

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Hyperbole?

Exaggerated sentences not meant to be taken literally.

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Imagery?

Visually descriptive or figurative language.