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Adventure

unusual or exciting or darting experience.

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Allegory

story or poem or picture, can be interpreted to reveal hidden meaning (typically political or moral one)

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Allusion

expression designed to call something to mind without meaning it explicitly. indirect or passing reference ("an allusion to Shakespeare").

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Amplification

action of enlarging or adding detail to a story or statement

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Anadiplosis

form of repetition: last word of one clause or sentence is repeated as first word of following clause or sentence. (fear leads to anger. anger leads to hate)

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Anaphora

use of a word referring back to a word used earlier in text in order to avoid repetition (I like it and so do they)

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Analogy

comparison between one thing and another, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification

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Anastrophe

the inversion of the usual order of words or clauses (excited the children were about Santa)

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Anecdote

short amusing interesting story about a real incident or person.

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Anthropomorphism

the attribution of human characteristics to a god, animal or object.

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Antithesis

rhetorical or literary device where an opposition or contrast of ideas is expressed.

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Aphorism

A concise statement of a scientific principle, typically a classical author.

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Aposiopesis

the device of suddenly breaking off in speech (don't go there or else).

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Archetype

(In Jungian Theory) a primitive mental image inherited from the earliest human ancestors, and supposed to be present in the collective unconscious

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Aysendeton

the omission or absence of a conjunction (and, but if...) between parts of a sentence (I looked, and ran).Au

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Authorial Intrusion

Literary device wherein the author writing the text steps away from the text and speaks to the reader.

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Bildungsroman

A novel dealing with one's formative years or spiritual education.

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Cacophony

a harsh discordant mixture of sounds

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Catachresis

the use of a word in an incorrect way (the chair's arm)

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Characterisation

the creation of a fictional character.

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Chiasmus

a rhetorical or literary figure in which words, grammatical constructions or concepts are repeated in reverse order.

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Conflict

a serious incompatibility between two or more opinions, principles or interests.

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Connotation

an idea or feeling which a word invokes for a person in addition to it's literal or primary meaning.

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Denotation

te literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.

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Deus Ex Machina

an unexpected power or event saving a seemingly hopeless situation.

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Diacope

A rhetorical term meaning repetition of a word or phrase with one or two intervening words. (he's a good man. what a good man!)

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Diction

the choice and use of words and phrases in speech and writing.

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Dopplegänger

an apparition or double of a living person.

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Epanalepsis

a figure of speech in which the beginning of a clause or sentence is repeated at the end of that same clause or sentence with words intervening. (the king is dead. long live the king!)

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Epilogue

A section or speech at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment or conclusion to what has happened.