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5 Matching Questions

  1. Diction
  2. Consonance
  3. Ambiguity
  4. Rhetorical Modes
  5. Asyndeton
  1. a the author's choice of words that creates tone, attitude, and style, as well as meaning
  2. b an event or situation that may be interpreted in more than one way.
  3. c The flexible term describes the variety, the conventions, and the purposes of the major kinds of writing.
  4. d Commas used (with no conjunction) to separate a series of words. The parts are emphasized equally when the conjunction is omitted; in addition, the use of commas with no intervening conjunction speeds up the flow of the sentence. X, Y, Z as opposed to X, Y, and Z.
  5. e Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The purpose of this type of rhetorical mode is to tell the story or narrate an event or series of events.
  2. A work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule.
  3. generally, anything that represents, stands for, something else. Usually, a ___ is something concrete—such as an object, action, character, or scene—that represents something more abstract.
  4. Support or evidence for a claim in an argument
  5. from the Greek for "orator," this term describes the principle governing the art of writing effectively, eloquently, and persuasively.

5 True/False Questions

  1. SatireA work that targets human vices and follies or social institutions and convention for reform or ridicule. Regardless of whether or not the work aims to reform humans or their society, ___ is best seen as a style of writing rather than a purpose for writing. The effect of __, often humorous, is thought provoking and insightful about the human condition.


  2. Semanticsan appeal based on emotion.


  3. PedanticAn adjective that describes words, phrases, or general tone that is overly scholarly, academic, or bookish.


  4. Causal RelationshipIn __, a writer asserts that one thing results from another. To show how one thing produces or brings about another is often relevant in establishing a logical argument.


  5. ArgumentThe purpose of this rhetorical mode is to prove the validity of an idea, or point of view, by presenting sound reasoning, discussion, and argument that thoroughly convince the reader.


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