Simile a simile is a comparison using like or as

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psychological conditions in which characters find themselves. Simile. A simile is a comparison using like or as. Soliloquy. A soliloquy is a speech delivered by a lone char- acter that reveals the speaker’s thoughts and feelings. Style. Style is the manner in which something is said or written. Traditionally, critics and scholars have referred to three levels of style: high style, for formal occasions or lofty subjects; middle style, for ordinary occasions or subjects; and
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low style, for extremely informal occasions or subjects. A writer’s style depends upon many things, including his or her diction (the words that the writer chooses), selection of grammatical structures (simple versus complex sentences, for example), and preference for abstract or concrete words. Any recurring feature that distinguishes one writer’s work from another’s can be said to be part of that writer’s style. Suspension of Disbelief. Suspension of disbelief is the phrase used by poet and critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his Biographia Literaria to describe the act by which the reader willingly sets aside his or her skepticism in order to partici- pate imaginatively in the work being read. The willingness to suspend disbelief, to participate imaginatively in a story being read, is the most important attribute, beyond literacy, that a person can bring to the act of reading. Synaesthesia. Synaesthesia is a figure of speech that com- bines in a single expression images related to two or more different senses. Verbal Irony. See Irony. 95 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT S DREAM
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