I'm certain that I will ace the test with my firm grasp of these terms from the written world.
1. Irony - Using tone, style and steam to deliberately wrinkle clothing.
2. Alliteration - Picking up, discarding or appropriately reusing previously unwanted words.
3. Iambic - An unstressed syllable followed by a dog food nugget.
4. Naturalism - Writing which you can just tell was done by a naked author.
5. Synecdoche - A literary device which metaphorically represents one of those Jewish churches.
6. Foot - What you write with if you want to be the subject of a sentimental personal portrait on the news.
7. Forensic Oratory - Using a rousing speech to force the killer to confess.
8. Gothic Novel - A book that really doesn't care if you read it or not. Whatever.
9. Hermeneutics - For unknown reasons, this is an important word to know when talking about writing. Now, you can use it too.
10. Leitmotif - A children's toy in which plastic pegs are placed within a lighted grid to create recurring phrases, repetitive imagery and pretty, pretty pictures.
11. Onomatopoeia - A word which means exactly what it sounds like it means.
12. Paranomasia - A psychological condition in which a writer uses the page as a canvas for futile anger, but the words, upon interpretation, mean nothing.
13. Soliloquy - Masturbation writ large.
14. Marxist Criticism - When someone named Marx makes fun of your writing.
15. Paralipsis - It is not necessary to define this because then you will define it.
16. Primitivism - To write a piece of literature on a large rock using smaller rocks.
17. Problem Play - A drama you don't like.
18. Cacophony - Using a fake Irish penis in your writing.
19. Assonance - The vague feeling that what you're reading is shit.
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