Literary Terms

Correctly enter the literary term for the definition.
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a narrative that serves as an extended metaphor
allegory
a figure of speech which uses a part of an object as a name for the whole
synecdoche
an extravagant exaggeration
hyperbole
a figure of speech where contradictory trems appear side by side
oxymoron
a figure of speech in which a word applies to two others in different senses
zeugma
the occurence of the same letter or sound at the beginnning of adjacent or closely connected words
alliteration
a reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases
chiasmus
the repetition of a word or phrase at the begginning of successive clauses
anaphora
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intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
didactic
using decorous language as a substitute for vulgarities
euphemism
the depiction of a connection between two different senses
synesthesia
another character in a story who contrasts with the main characte to highlight one of their attributes
foil
words meant to depict a sound
onomatopoeia
figures of speech that use an understated statement of an affirmative by using a negative description
litotes
the misuse of words for comic effect by substituting similar words
malapropism
the giving of human characteristics to inanimate objects
personification
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