A discussion of reasons for and against something
to describe the features of someone
to tell a story or describe a series of events
to tell how things are different
to make a firm decision about; to find a solution
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize
supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
ex:the main work could have had already been printed and the cost of destroying the batch and reprinting is deemed too high. As such, addenda may come in many forms — a separate letter included with the work, text files on a digital medium, or any similar carrier.
the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
Ex. "the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd"
relating to or arranged according to temporal order
Ex. "chronological age"
a short ad in a newspaper or magazine (usually in small print) and appearing along with other ads of the same type
the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance
Ex. "his theory is the antithesis of mine"
an original model on which something is patterned
ex:witch;green, big nose, warty, broom, evil
conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
(logic) a self-contradiction
Ex. "'I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false"
the fallacy of attributing human feelings to inanimate objects
Ex. 'the friendly sun' is an example of the pathetic fallacy
treat or classify according to a mental stereotype
Ex. "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"
express indirectly by an image, form, or model
Ex. be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
the study of the principles and rules for constructing sentences in natural languages.
ex:for a simple sentence the ruke is one verb one noun
two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)