Literary Terms in close reading

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What is hyperbole?
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally
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What is an oxymoron?
When 2 contradictory terms appear in conjunction
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What is an paradox?
a statement that sounds appealing but what contradicts its self
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What is a polemic?
An attack on someone or something
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What is a pun?
A humorous term about words with words that have a different possible meaning or words with sound similar but have different meanings
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What is a euphemism?
A mild or indirect work used to substitute for one which is considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unplesant or embarasing
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What is an antithesis?
A person or thing in the direct opposite for someone or something else
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