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lit. terms 2

ad hominem the presentation of two contrasting images
atmosphere emotional mood created by the entirety of a literary work
deduction the process of moving from a general rule to an especific example
didactic literally means "teaching" primary aim of teaching/instruction
ellipsis ndicated by a series of three periods indicates, indicatessome material has beeen ommited from a given text
hyperbole extreme exageration often humorous, it can also be ironic
image verbal approximation of a sensory impression, concept or emotion
irony unexpected twist or contrast between what happens and what was intended/expected to happen
oxymoron an image of contradictory term (bittersweet, pretty ugly, jumbo shrimps)
paradox a statement that appears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense
parallelism referred to as parallel construction or parallel structure
rhetorical question one that does not expect an explicit answer
symbol something on a literary work that stands for something else
syntax the grammatical structure of prose and poetry
Created by: thanya15