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  1. A brief interruption in a dialogue, where the character shares their thought with the audience but no other character can hear it
  2. opposite of metaphor e.g compare animal to a person rather than person to animal
  3. Where future events in a story, or perhaps the outcome, are suggested by the author before they happen
  4. Using your position to persuade
  5. Novel in the form of a series of documents (letters, e-mails, etc.) exchanged between characters.
  6. The flaws of a tragic hero that leads to their downfall.
  7. the choice of language used by the speaker or writer
  8. combination of two or more words to create a new word
    e.g smoke + fog = smog
  9. the way in which linguistic elements (words) are put together to form constituents (phrases)
  10. A symbol that parallels a person's experience with their physical environment e.g messy room = messy mind
  11. giving orders
  12. the use of several conjunctions in close succession, this provides a sense of exaggeration e.g "he was burnt, and cut, and whipped, and tortured"
  13. The use of similar or identical language, structures, events or ideas in different parts of a text.
  14. Resolution of plot or play
  15. Using facts/ plan to logic to persuade
  16. an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously to create comic relief
  17. a sentence that is interrupted or a short sentence that isn't complete
  18. is when one uses a part to represent the whole e.g lend me your ears (give me your attention)
  19. A fictional story that features animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature which are anthropomorphized
  20. A phrase that describes an idea composed of concepts that conflict.
  21. a long speech by one character that others can hear
  22. the idea that the environment symbolises or parallels the mood/situation of the person
  23. Gradually exposing background facts about the story's world.
  24. The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs.
  25. small story represents a larger meaning e.g Little Red Riding Hood warns to not speak to strangers
  26. the shuffling of the first letters of words to make different words e.g rather than "this is a cellular telephone", "this is a tellular cellephone".
  27. Two contrasting things next to each other e.g 'to be or not to be'
  28. A type of rhetoric in which the second part is syntactically balanced against the first e.g flowers are lovely, love is flowerlike
  29. Idioms are figurative phrases that are commonly used.
  30. Monologue spoken by a character direct to the audience
  31. two words placed next to each other to show contrast
  32. To use emotion as a persuasive device
  33. When an author interrupts a story in order to explain something
  34. The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices.
  35. Using two aspects, such as characters, words or situations to form a contrast.
  36. Acceptable/mild expression for something not very nice eg. Instead of died, passed away
  37. Neologisms are new words, invented by social or cultural groups.
  38. Inversion of the normal syntactic order of words e.g To market went she
  39. A type of novel concerned with education, development, and maturation of a young protagonist.
  40. Where animals or inanimate objects are portrayed as people. (e.g. in Animal Farm the animals can talk, walk, and interact like humans).
  41. harsh, discordant sounds. E.g My stick fingers click with a snicker
    And, chuckling, they knuckle the keys
  42. Idea that physical entities (plants, animals, etc) have a spiritual essence
  43. When sentences do not use conjunctions (e.g.: and, or, nor) to separate clauses e.g "that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe"
  44. Concise statement that contains a cleverly stated truth or fact.
  45. A cliché can be a recognizable word, phrase or a concept that has been used so often that it has lost its impact.
  46. Where an entire story is representative/symbolic of something else, usually a larger abstract concept or important historical/geopolitical event (e.g. Animal Farm is an allegory of Soviet totalitarianism).
  1. a Objective Correlative
  2. b Anaphora
  3. c Incluing
  4. d Polysyndeton
  5. e Pathetic Fallacy
  6. f Denouement
  7. g Allegorical
  8. h Metamorphosis
  9. i Spoonerism
  10. j Foreshadowing
  11. k Animism
  12. l Satire
  13. m Oxymoron
  14. n Paradox
  15. o Hamartia
  16. p Portmanteau
  17. q Cliché
  18. r Synecdoche
  19. s Asyndeton
  20. t Parallelism
  21. u Idioms
  22. v Anastrophe
  23. w Exposition
  24. x Epistolary
  25. y Juxtaposition
  26. z Syntax
  27. aa Monologue
  28. ab Cacophony
  29. ac Pathos
  30. ad Anthropomorphism
  31. ae Ethos
  32. af Aphorism
  33. ag Bildungsroman
  34. ah Chiasmus
  35. ai Imperative
  36. aj Neologism
  37. ak Diction
  38. al Soliloquy
  39. am Allegory
  40. an Euphemism
  41. ao Diptych
  42. ap Logos
  43. aq Aside
  44. ar Malapropism
  45. as Truncated Sentences
  46. at Fable