Play on words in which a humorous
effect is created by using a word that
suggests two or more meanings or
by exploiting similar sounding words
that have different meanings.
Imitation of a particular writer,
artist or a genre, exaggerating it
AP Lit Term Study Guide
Cliche - phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought (i.e.
raining cats and dogs, Live Laugh Love, other commonly used quotes, etc.)
Colloquialism - word or phrase that is not formal or literary; slang