Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observable or specific things, people or places. The observable or “physical” is usually described in concrete language.
A narrative or description having a second meaning beaneth the surface.
The repetition at close intervals of initial identical consonant sounds. Or, vowel sounds in successive words or syllables that repeat.
An indirect reference to something. Sometimes Biblical, historical, mythological
An event or situation that may be interpreted in more way than one.
Assignment of something to a time when it was not in existence, like a Merlyn’s watch in “The Once and Future King”
Repitition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of two or more sentences.
A balancing of two opposite or contrasting words or phrases
Addressing the dead as if alive or the unborn as if born
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity
A series of words seperated by commas “I came, I saw, I conquered.”
Construction in which both halves of the sentence are about the same length and importance, sometimes used to emphasize contrast
Arrangement of repeated thoughts in the pattern of X Y Y . “ask not what your country can….
Comedy of Manners
wit and humour of the dialogue in the violations of social conduct
Unusual or surprising comparisio between two very different things(special kind of metaphor or complicated analogy).
implied meaning rather than literal
Repetition of a consoant sound within two or more words in close proximity.
Relying on set conventions in writing. (five paragraph essay)
Sentence which begins with the main idea and then expands on that idea with a series of details or other particulars.
Generalization to application
Describes fiction or nonfiction that teaches a specific lesson or moral
Temporary departure from the subject
A formal sustained poem lamenting the death of a particular person
When an author uses emotion to envoke the audience.
A persistent feeling of tiredness or weariness which often afflicts existential man, often manifesting as boredom.