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eng9 final lit terms

QuestionAnswer
allegory a story in which the characters, things, and events represent qualities or concepts
allusion an indirect reference to something to which the audience is or should be familiar
antithesis opposition or in contrast to
aphorism a terse statement that expresses a general truth or a moral principle
colloquialism the use of slang or informalities in speech or writing
euphemism a more agreeable, less offensive substitute
idiom a phrase or expression that is not taken literally
inference to draw a conclusion from the information presented
irony contrast between what is stated explicitly and what is really meant
symbolism usually something concrete that represents or stands for something abstract
Created by: xodebbie