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Grammar Definitions: Advanced XII


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trope
the generic name for a FOS such as image, symbol, simile, and metaphor
understatement
a restrained statement that departs from what could be said; a studied aviodance of emphasis or exaggeration, often to create a particular effect
verbal irony
a discrepancy b/w the true meaning of a situation and the literal meaning of the written or spoken words
verse
a synonym for poetry; also a group of lines in a song or poem; also a single line of poetry
verisimilitude
similar to the truth; the quality of realism in a work that persuades readers that they are getting a vision of life as it is
whimsy
an object, device, or creation that is fanciful or rooted in unreality