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anthropomorphism

Literature; Literary terms

The describing of gods or goddesses in human forms and possessing human characteristics such as jealousy, hatred, or love.

antithesis

Literature; Literary terms

Opposition, or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction.

allusion

Literature; Literary terms

A brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or ficticious, or to a work of art.

amplification

Literature; Literary terms

Use of bare expressions, likely to be ignored or misunderstood by a hearer or reader because of the bluntness.

syllepsis

Literature; Literary terms

Use of a word with two others, with each of which it is understood differently.

simile

Literature; Literary terms

An explicit comparison between two things using 'like' or 'as'.

polysyndeton

Literature; Literary terms

The repetition of conjunctions in a series of coordinate words, phrases, or clauses.

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