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Rhetoric The art and mechanics of using language effectively and to enhance the power of persuasion.
Analogy Similarity or corresponding between two otherwise dissimilar things.
Allusion An indirect reference to or mention of something
Ambiguity Uncertainly or vagueness in meaning, intention, or the like
Anecdote A short amusing/interesting story about a real incident or person.
Exposition A literary devise that introduces key background information to the reader.
Epigraph A short quotation or saying at the beginning of a book/chapter, intend to suggest its theme.
Trope A figure of speech in which the use of a certain word or phrase other then its literal meaning changes the meaning of a sentence.
Hyperbole A figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstatement.
Understantement When a writer presents a situation or thing as if it is less valued or serious than it is in reality.
Paradox One (person, situation, or action) having seemingly contradictory qualities or phrases.
Wit The ability to say or write things that are clever and usually funny.
Irony Whenever a person says something or does something that departs from what they expect them say or do
Verbal Irony When what is said is the opposite of the literal meaning.
Sarcasm The use of irony to mock or convey.
Satire The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize.
Synthesize To combine elements to form a whole.
Analyze To separate into parts to examine.
Aphorism a terse, sometimes witty statement of a general truth or observation; adage.
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