A verbal description, the purpose of which is to exaggerate or distort, for comic effect, a person's distinctive physical features or other characteristics.
A grammatical unit that contains both a subject and a verb. An independent, or main, clause expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence. A dependent, or subordinate clause, cannot stand alone as a sentence and must be accompanied by am independent clause.
The use of slang or informalities in speech or writing. Not generally acceptable for formal writing, colloquialisms give a work conversational, familiar tone.
A fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects.
The non-literal, associative meaning of a word; the implied, suggested meaning.
The strict, literal, dictionary definition of a word, devoid of any emotion, attitude, or color.