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blurb
persuasive text on the back cover of a book
imply
v. to suggest something without saying this directly (what speakers or writers do, while listeners or readers infer)
inference
n. idea leading from existing information
denotation
literal meaning; dictionary definition
connotation
the ideas associated with a word, distinct from its definition
hyperbole
exaggeration
oxymoron
n. contradictory terms
pentameter
n. term describing a line of poetry which has 5 'units' or 'feet' in it
iamb
in poetry, a unit of measurement consisting of one unstressed and one stressed syllable
antithesis
Contrast; direct opposite of
prose
n. the language of ordinary speech and writing
poetry
writing in lines that are patterned or rhythmical; language that is not prose