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address to the dead as though they were living; to the inanimate as if animate; to the absent as if present
sentence that begins with the main idea and expands on that idea with a series of details
everyday usage that may contain terms accepted in a group but not universally acceptable
syllogism (logical argument) in which the major premise is unstated but meant to be understood
words that are inaccurate literally, but describe by calling to mind sensations or responses that the thing described evokes
basing a claim upon an isolated example or asserting that a claim is true rather than probable
use of words or grammatical construction peculiar to a given language, or an expression that cannot be translated literally into a second language
use of language to represent an experience pertaining to the movement of muscles, tendons, or joints
reader or audience knows more about the events of a story than the character in the story
understatement that purposefully represents something as much less significant as it is, achieving an ironic effect
sentence that begins by stating what is not true and then ending by stating what is true
insertion of some verbal unit in a position that interrupts the normal flow of the sentence
sentence that uses "and" or another conjunction (with no commas) to separate items in a series; X and Y and Z
analyses the techniques employed in a literary work to impose the author's view on the reader
Stream of Consciousness
writing technique that uses frequent illogical and incoherent digressions to reproduce the raw flow of consciousness
organization used in plays that consists of a series of scenes, each of which is presented in vivid detail
arrangement of words in a manner that expresses the author's individuality and his or her intent
format of a formal argument that consists of a major premise, minor premise, and conclusion
total "sound" or "feel" of a writer's style that is present behind characters, narrators, and personae of literature
intellectual humor that suggests the speaker's verbal power in creating ingenious and perceptive remarks
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