The quality of being unbiased and impartial in writing, presenting facts without personal opinion or emotion.
An eight-line stanza in poetry, often used in sonnets.
A sonnet structure consisting of an eight-line stanza followed by a six-line stanza.
A type of poem that celebrates or praises a person, place, or thing.
Offensive expression replacement
The act of replacing offensive language with more appropriate alternatives.
Words that imitate the sound they represent (e.g. buzz, hiss, sizzle).
Opposing force – The antagonist or force that opposes the protagonist in a story.
Opposite words distinction
The use of words with opposite meanings to create contrast or emphasis.
The unjust or cruel exercise of power over others, often resulting in discrimination, marginalization, or exploitation.
A society that restricts individual freedom and enforces conformity through oppressive laws or social norms.
Oracle – A person or thing that is believed to be a source of wisdom or prophecy.
The act of speaking and listening in a face-to-face or virtual setting.
Oral communication tools
Techniques used to enhance the delivery of a poem when recited aloud, such as tone, pace, and volume.
The passing down of stories, legends, and cultural traditions through spoken word rather than written text.
The passing down of stories, traditions, and knowledge through spoken word rather than written text.
The act of placing too much emphasis or importance on a particular aspect or element of a work of literature.
The act of reducing a complex idea or concept to a simple or superficial explanation.
Acting that is exaggerated for dramatic effect.
Emotions that are exaggerated for dramatic effect.
Exaggerated or excessive elements in a work of art, such as a film or novel, often for dramatic effect.
A performance that is exaggerated or excessive in its delivery, often for comedic effect.
The excessive repetition of a word or phrase in writing.
Overused expression – A phrase or expression that has become trite or cliched through overuse.
Overused phrases recognition
Overused phrases recognition – The ability to identify and avoid cliches and overused expressions in writing.
A figure of speech that combines two contradictory terms, such as “jumbo shrimp” or “deafening silence.”
A phrase that combines two contradictory terms for emphasis or effect.