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Compound sentence

a sentence with two or more coordinate independent clauses, often joined by one or more conjunctions

Consonance

the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words

Declarative sentence

..., a sentence that makes a statement or declaration

Deductive reasoning

..., reasoning in which a conclusion is reached by stating a general principle and then applying that principle to a specific case (The sun rises every morning; therefore, the sun will rise on Tuesday morning.)

Expletive

..., profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

Imagery

..., description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)

Inductive reasoning

..., deriving general principles from particular facts or instances ("Every cat I have ever seen has four legs; cats are four-legged animals").

Invocation

the act of appealing for help, prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking

Onomatopoeia

..., using words that imitate the sound they denote, using words that imitate the sound they denote

Personification

..., the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.

Style

..., the choices a writer makes; the combination of distinctive features of a literary work, a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

Synesthesia

..., describing one kind of sensation in terms of another ("a loud color", "a sweet sound")

Vernacular

..., the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)

Zeno's paradox

...allusions to Zeno's Paradox are used by authors to convey ideas about the absurdity of time and distance.

Idiom

An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").

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