the juxtaposition of sharply contrasting ideas in balanced or parallel words or phrases
a concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a commonly held belief. ex. Early to bed and early to rise make a man health, wealthy, and wise.
a figure of speech in which a person, thing, or abstract quality is addressed as if present
a word or phrase that follows a noun or pronoun for emphasis or clarity, usually set off by commas.
the repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, usually in successive or proximate words
the practice of omitting conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses. In a list ,it gives a more extemporaneous effect and suggests the list may be incomplete. ex. He was brave, fearless, afraid of nothing.
in an adapted dramatisitic pentad created by a speaker or writer in order to invent materials, the manner in which an action is carried out
the person(s) reached by a piece of writing
false or forced emotion that is usually humorous, takes an emotion to such an extreme that the reader finds it humorous rather than touching
the arrangement of words, phrases, or clauses in order of increasing number or importance
ordinary language, the vernacular, a local name for something
what is implied by word ex. SICK
the reasoning process by which a conclusion is drawn from set of premises and contains no more facts than these premises
the dictionary definition of a word; the direct and specific meaning
an author's choice of words to convey a tone or effect