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What does the term 'Allusion' mean?
Figure of speech which makes brief casual reference's to a literary figure event or object
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What does the term 'Analogy' mean?
Comparison of 2 things that are alike in some respects.(Metaphors and similes are both types of analogy)
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What does the term 'Anaphora' mean?
Repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases or clauses.
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What does the term 'Anecdote' mean?
A brief story about a real event or person.
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What does the term 'Aphorism' mean?
Concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a commonly held belief.
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What does the term 'Colloquial' mean?
Using ordinary everyday language.
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What does the term 'Contradiction' mean?
When things compared are direct opposites.
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What does the term 'delayed sentence' mean?
Sentence that with holds its main idea until the end.
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What does the term 'Diction' mean?
Speakers or writers choice of words to convey a tone or effect
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What does the term 'Didactic' mean?
Teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson.
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Comparison of 2 things that are alike in some respects.(Metaphors and similes are both types of analogy)

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What does the term 'Analogy' mean?

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Repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases or clauses.

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A brief story about a real event or person.

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Concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a commonly held belief.

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