Pertaining to the value of art for its own sake or for form; pertaining to the critical reflection on art, nature, culture, or beauty.
Literary device of repetition, in which a word or phrase is repeated at the beginning of a series of lines. (eg Martin Luther King's repetition of the phrase "I have a dream that...")
Appeals to logic
Rhetorical arguments in which the speaker attempts to persuade the listener through use of deductive reasoning.
An assertion of something as fact; to demand as a right or as due; a statement that you want your audience to believe.
An accepted manner, model, or tradition; a common way of looking at or examining something.
In dramatic literature, the moral element that determines a charcter's actions, rather than thought or emotion.
A speech or writing in praise of a person or thing; an oration in honor of a deceased person, typically given at a funeral or memorial.
Term used to describe literary forms, such as tragedy, comedy, novel or essay; a loose set of criteria that groups together types of writing/composition
Form of understatement in which the negative of the contrary is used to achieve. (eg Saying "You're not terrible" to express that you did a wonderful job)
A figure of speech that combines two apparently contradictory elements, as in "jumbo shrimp" or "deafening silence".
A literary style used to make fun of or ridicule an idea or human vice or weakness, often for the sake of changing society for the better.
A figure of speech in which a part signifies the whole, such as "head of cattle" or "hands on deck".