the sensory details of figurative language used to describe, arouse emotion, or represent abstractions. On a physical level, imagery uses terms related to the 5 senses.
To draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented.
An emotionally violent, verbal denunciation or attack using strong, abusive language.
The contrast between what is stated explicitly and what is really meant. In general, there are three major types of irony used in language: verbal, situational, & dramatic irony.
A type of sentence in which the main idea (independent clause) comes first, followed by the dependent grammatical units such as phrases and clauses.
A figure of speech using implied comparison of seemingly unlike things or the substitution of one for the other suggesting similarity.
A term from the Greek meaning “changed label” or “substitute name,” metonymy is a figure of speech in which the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it.
This term has two distinct technical meanings in English writing. The first meaning is grammatical and deals with verbal units and a speaker’s attitude. The indicative mood is used only for factual sentences. The subjunctive mood is used to express conditions contrary to fact.
The telling of a story or an account of an event or series of events.
A figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words.
From the Greek for “pointedly foolish,” an oxymoron is a figure of speech wherein the author groups apparently contradictory terms to suggest a paradox.