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a noun that names a particular group of people or things, e.g. a flock of birds, a herd of cattle; a committee of members, a team of players. Although collective nouns imply more than one thing, they take the singular verb, e.g. The committee is meeting today.
a poem on a grand scale, telling of heroes and of a nationâ??s great exploits, e.g. The Odyssey...
the circumstances around a piece of writing, such as time, place, socio-political and cultural...
a figure of speech in which a harsh fact is expressed in a gentle way, e.g. He passed away.
See kinaesthetic imagery.