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Foreshadow

Foreshadowing refers to the hints a writer gives a reader about what’s going to happen next. It’s a common literary device that’s used every day.

Rhetoric

Rhetoric is the use of language effectively in writing or speech to persuade the audience.

You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar

“You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar” refers to one’s ability to succeed with sweetness over cruelty or unpleasantness.

Isocolon

Isocolon is a figure of speech. It occurs when a series of sentences or phrases are equal in length and follow one another.

Chapbook

A chapbook is a small book that’s published with around 40 pages. The tradition arose in 16th century Europe, and it’s still popular today.

Symbolism

Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or meanings. They are imbued with certain qualities often only interpretable through context.

Refrain

Refrains are used in poems and songs. They are repeated sections of text that usually appear at the end of a stanza or verse.

Hero

In literature, a hero is the principal or primary character of a work.

Zeugma

Zeugma occurs when the writer uses a single word capable of conveying two different meanings at the same time.

Neoclassicism

Neoclassicism was a movement interested in reviving Greco-Roman literature, art, architecture, philosophy, and theatre in the 18th century.

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