This Book should not be messed about with; it is made with these:certainty, it is imperative to present the Oxford English Dictionary meaning of some parts of speech, literary terminologies and sayings:- Poem: a literary composition in verse, especially one expressing deep feeling or noble thought in an imaginative way.Spiritual: of the human spirit or soul, not physical or worldly...
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sm: the belief that spirits of the dead can and do communicate with the living.Carnal: Of the body or flesh, not spiritual, e.g. Carnal desires.Psalm: a sacred song, especially one of those in the book of Psalms in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible.Anthology: a collection of passages from literature, especially poems.Alliteration: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of several words in succession, e.g. sing a song of six pence or I love to love those who choose to love.Myth: a traditional story that embodies popular beliefs or explains a practice, belief or natural phenomenon. A parable, allegory. A fictitious person or thing.Metaphor: the application of a word or phrase to something that it does not apply to literally, in order to indicate a comparison with the literal usage, e.g. the evening of one’s life, food for thought, Peter the Rock.Simile: a figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another, e.g. went through it like a hot knife through butter, he is as hard as rock.Oxymoron: putting together words, which seem to contradict one another, e.g. bittersweet?Eulogy: a speech or piece of writing in praise of a person or thing.Dirge: a slow mournful song, a lamentation for the dead.Euphemism: a mild or roundabout expression substituted for one considered improper or too harsh or blunt, ‘pass away’ is a euphemism for ‘die’.Paradox: a statement etc. That seems to contradict itself or to conflict with common sense but which contains a truth, e.g. ‘more haste, less speed’.Pantheism: the belief that God is everything and everything is God.Parable: a story told to illustrate a moral or spiritual truth.Split infinitive: an infinite with a word or words placed between to and the verb, e.g. to thoroughly understand. Many people dislike this construction and it can usually be avoided e.g. by putting to understand thoroughly.Exaggeration: to making of (a thing or issue) seem larger or more than it really is; with exaggerated courtesy, with excessive courtesy.Evocation: calling up, produce, or inspire (memories, feelings, a response, etc.)Hyperbole: an exaggerated statement that is not meant to be taken literally, e.g. a stack of work a mile high.Fact: something known to have happened or be true or to exist.- Propaganda: publicity intended to spread ideas or information that will persuade or convince people.Fiction: a product of the imagination; an invented story.Onomatopoeia: the formation of words that imitate or suggest what they stand for, e.g. cuckoo, plop, sizzle, chirp, screech, bubble.Omnipotent: having unlimited power or very great power.Omnipresent: present everywhere.Omniscient: knowing everything, having very extensive knowledge.- Om: a mystic syllable considered the most sacred mantra (in Buddhism and Hinduism etc)Chant: a tune to which the words of psalms or other works with irregular rhythm are fitted by singing several syllables or words to the same note; a monotonous song.Verse: a metrical form of composition, as distinct from prose.Prose: written or spoken language not in verse form.Satire: the use of ridicule, irony, or sarcasm in speech or writing.Parody: a comic imitation of a well-known person or literary work or style.Tautology: saying of the same thing over again in different words.Travesty: an absurd or inferior imitation.Innuendo: an unpleasant insinuation.Craze: a great but often short-lived enthusiasm for something.Dream: a series of pictures or events in a sleeping person’s mind.