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Literary Terms Defined: The Uncommon and Common

by Chuck Sambuchino

Working for Writer’s Digest Books, I come across a lot of literary terms — both the common and uncommon.

Because it’s healthy for writers of all levels to be familiar with terms they may come across in articles, conversations and contracts, here are some literary terms defined for your enjoyment. 1,174 more words

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