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alliteration

Literature; Literary terms

The repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words.

aporia

Literature; Literary terms

Expression of doubt (often feigned) by which a speaker appears uncertain as to what he should think, say, or do.

aposiopesis

Literature; Literary terms

A form of ellipse by which a speaker comes to an abrupt halt, seemingly overcome by passion (fear, excitement, etc.) or modesty.

asyndeton

Literature; Literary terms

Lack of conjunctions between coordinate phrases, clauses, or words.

climax

Literature; Literary terms

Arrangement of words, phrases, or clauses in an order of ascending power.

anagram

Literature; Literary terms

A word or phrase made by transposing the letters.

analogy

Literature; Literary terms

The comparison of two pairs which have the same relationship. The key is to ascertain the relationship between the first so you can choose the correct second pair.

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