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  1. Dictionthe choice of language used by the speaker or writer

          

  2. AnastropheInversion of the normal syntactic order of words e.g To market went she

          

  3. AnimismConcise statement that contains a cleverly stated truth or fact.

          

  4. AsideThe use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices.

          

  5. AnthropomorphismWhere animals or inanimate objects are portrayed as people. (e.g. in Animal Farm the animals can talk, walk, and interact like humans).

          

  6. Metamorphosisharsh, discordant sounds. E.g My stick fingers click with a snicker
    And, chuckling, they knuckle the keys

          

  7. Parallelisman act or habit of misusing words ridiculously to create comic relief

          

  8. PathosUsing facts/ plan to logic to persuade

          

  9. IncluingGradually exposing background facts about the story's world.

          

  10. ClichéTo use emotion as a persuasive device

          

  11. DiptychTwo contrasting things next to each other e.g 'to be or not to be'

          

  12. EuphemismAcceptable/mild expression for something not very nice eg. Instead of died, passed away

          

  13. JuxtapositionWhen an author interrupts a story in order to explain something

          

  14. PortmanteauThe flaws of a tragic hero that leads to their downfall.

          

  15. Imperativegiving orders

          

  16. NeologismConcise statement that contains a cleverly stated truth or fact.

          

  17. EthosTo use emotion as a persuasive device

          

  18. SyntaxWhen 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"

          

  19. FableThe use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices.

          

  20. Synecdocheis when one uses a part to represent the whole e.g lend me your ears (give me your attention)

          

  21. Truncated Sentencesa sentence that is interrupted or a short sentence that isn't complete

          

  22. Pathetic FallacyNovel in the form of a series of documents (letters, e-mails, etc.) exchanged between characters.

          

  23. ExpositionUsing two aspects, such as characters, words or situations to form a contrast.

          

  24. EpistolaryWhere 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).

          

  25. Spoonerismthe 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".

          

  26. LogosUsing your position to persuade

          

  27. Cacophonyharsh, discordant sounds. E.g My stick fingers click with a snicker
    And, chuckling, they knuckle the keys

          

  28. Monologuea long speech by one character that others can hear

          

  29. SatireA brief interruption in a dialogue, where the character shares their thought with the audience but no other character can hear it

          

  30. SoliloquyMonologue spoken by a character direct to the audience

          

  31. Objective Correlativegiving orders

          

  32. IdiomsUsing your position to persuade

          

  33. Polysyndetonthe use of several conjunctions in close succession, this provides a sense of exaggeration e.g "he was burnt, and cut, and whipped, and tortured"

          

  34. AnaphoraThe deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs.

          

  35. Malapropisman act or habit of misusing words ridiculously to create comic relief

          

  36. Allegoricalsmall story represents a larger meaning e.g Little Red Riding Hood warns to not speak to strangers

          

  37. ParadoxA phrase that describes an idea composed of concepts that conflict.

          

  38. HamartiaThe flaws of a tragic hero that leads to their downfall.

          

  39. AsyndetonWhen 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"

          

  40. Allegorysmall story represents a larger meaning e.g Little Red Riding Hood warns to not speak to strangers

          

  41. ChiasmusIdioms are figurative phrases that are commonly used.

          

  42. ForeshadowingWhere future events in a story, or perhaps the outcome, are suggested by the author before they happen

          

  43. DenouementAcceptable/mild expression for something not very nice eg. Instead of died, passed away

          

  44. BildungsromanA type of novel concerned with education, development, and maturation of a young protagonist.

          

  45. Oxymorontwo words placed next to each other to show contrast

          

  46. AphorismAcceptable/mild expression for something not very nice eg. Instead of died, passed away