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Idiom: | Is an expression peculiar to a particular language that means something different from the literal meaning of the words |
A storm in a teacup:All of the panic inthe media and the country over the swine flu was just a storm in a teacup. | |

Pun: | A play on the multiple meanings of word or on two words that sound alike buthave different meaning. |
Elevators may bring you down, but to me they're very uplifting. | |

Satire: | Writing that ridicules something often in order to bring aboutchange. |
“Weekend Update” from Saturday Night Live. | |

Epilogue: | A brief closing section to a piece of literature. |
Of the eight people hiding in the "SecretAnnexed," only one, Anne's father, survived. All their Dutch "protectors," or helpers, managed to live through the war, and even Anne's school friend, Lies, about whom shethought and dreamed, and whom she mentions in the Diary, survived. In his book Anne Frank: A Portrait in Courage, | |

Hyperbole: | Obvious and international exaggeration;figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, for example “to wait an eternity” |
“I’ve told you a million times” | |

Workplace document : | Documents that youread in the workplace that serve two main purposes, one is communication and the second one is instruction. |
Academic essayIn essence, an academic essay has to provide ananswer to a question. The essay usually involves an argument and a critical examination of the topic. The structure and organization of the text are fairly formal so thatthe reader is able to follow the development of the topic. * Some general advice on academic essay-writing * Stages in preparing the essay * Example academic essay | |
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