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a short narrative (story) used in a longer work or speech to make a point, often humorous
the specific, exact meaning of a word; a dictionary definition
the emotional and mental implications a word many carry; implied or associated meaning for a particular word
- in grammar, the omission of a word or words necessary for complete construction but understood in context. Indicated by the sign (...) or by a dash (--)
- "to be or not to be... that is the question"
a 3-line Japanese poem that presents a clear picture designed to arouse a distinct emotion and spiritual insight. usually the lines consist of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. "In the amber dusk/Each island dreams its own night./The sea swarms with gold."
an awakening; a sudden understanding or burst of insight; the anagnoesis in Greek plays
the most crucial line(s) in a poem or prose passage; the part that best shows the main point
the positioning of ideas or images side by side for emphasis or to show contrast, usually without further comment from the author
a figure of speech in which a word stands in the same relation to two other terms, but with a different meaning. "He bolted the door and his dinner"
a change in a passage created by a syntax (often by punctuation or a conjunction) or by diction
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