English Midterm

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Synecdoche

Part representing whole

S LV PA

Sentence pattern of "He is happy"

Zeugma

One verb for two subjects/noun

Alliteration

Repeating the starting consonants of a word

Asyndeton

Elimination of conjunctions

Antimetabole

Repetition in reverse order

Climax

List of increasing importance

Rhetorical question

Question with an obvious answer that supports argument

Ethos

Establishes credibility

Euphemism

Replacement of a harsh phrase with a more agreeable one

Anecdote

A short true story

Anadiplosis

The last word of a phrase is used to start the next phrase.

Logos

Statistical and logical facts

Pathos

Appeals to the emotion of audience

Frederick Douglass

Author of speech regarding slavery and July 4th

S V

Sentence pattern of "I dance"

S V DO

Sentence pattern of "I hit him"

S LV PN

Sentence pattern of "I am the decider"

Arthur Miller

Author of "The Crucible" and "Tragedy and the Common Man"

Tragedy and the Common Man

Argues that the average person (like Proctor) can be a tragic hero

Story of an Hour

Short story regarding feminism by Kate Chopin

Metaphor

Compares two unrelated things without using 'like' or 'as'

Simile

Compares two unrelated things using 'like' or 'as'

Personification

Describes something that is not a person as a person

Hyperbole

Exaggeration

Symbolism

Something that represents something else

Imagery

Descriptive language

Oxymoron

A self-contradicting statement

Exposition

Introduction

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