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Created Date 09.27.16
Last Updated 09.28.16
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  • Informal, conversational language. Colloquialisms are phrases or saying that are indicative of a specific region.
  • Deliberate use of language by a writer to install a feeling or visual
  • The continuation of reading one line of poem to the text next with no pause, a run-on line.
  • In poetry is an intentional digression from ordinary word order which is used to maintain regular meters. For example, rather than saying "the rain came" a poem may say " came the rain". Meters can be formed by the insertion or absence of a pause.
  • Statement which seems self-contradictory, yet true. for example, His old face was youthful when he heard the news. It is in giving that we receive.
  • literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature.
  • Ordinary speech or writing without metrical structure, written in paragraph form. Novels and short stories are often called
  • The act of substituting a harsh, blunt, or offensive comment for a more politically accepted or positive one
  • When one thing should occur, is apparent, or in logical sequence but the opposite actually occurs. Example: A man in the ocean might say, " water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink"
  • the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.
  • A kind of language occurring chiefly in casual and playful speech, made up typically of short-lived coinages and figures of speech that are deliberately used in place of standard terms for added raciness, humor, irreverence, or other effect.
  • Reflects how the author feels about the subject matter or the feeling the author wants to instill in the reader
  • Speech or writing that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve a special effect or meaning: Speech or writing employing figures of speech
  • Word choice or the use of words in speech or writing