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IMAGERY
Visually descriptive or figurative language,esp. in a literary work.
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REPETITION
The action of repeating something.
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OXYMORON
A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjuction (e.g. faith unfaithfully kept him falsely true)
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PERSONIFICATION
The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
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PATHETIC FALLACY
The attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate thing or animal esp., in art and literature
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DIALECTIC
Any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments.
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CONCEIT
An elaborate poetic image or a far fetched comparison of very dissimilar things.
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METAPHOR
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is appiled to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
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SIMILIE
A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another of a different kind, used to a description more empathic or vivid (e.g., brave as a lion, crazy like a fox)
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ALLITERATION
The occurence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
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The action of repeating something.

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REPETITION

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A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjuction (e.g. faith unfaithfully kept him falsely true)

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The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

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The attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate thing or animal esp., in art and literature

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