Craig White's Literature Courses

Terms / Themes


(compare convention)

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Oxford English Dictionary 1.a. Rhetoric. A figure of speech which consists in the use of a word or phrase in a sense other than that which is proper to it. Hence (more generally): a figure of speech; (an instance of) figurative or metaphorical language.

7. A significant or recurrent theme, esp. in a literary or cultural context; a motif.


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