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In an argument, an attack on the person, rather than the opponent's ideas, "against the man"
The interpretive level of a word based on its associated images rather than its literal meaning
Writing whose purpose is to instruct or to teach. A didactic work is usually formal and focuses on moral or ethical concerns
A more acceptable and usually more pleasant way of saying something that might be inappropriate or uncomfortable
A figure of speech in which a representative term is used for larger idea. (The pen is mightier than the sword)
A term that is used to describe writing that borders lecturing, scholarly and academic writing
Presents its main clause at the end of the sentence for emphasis and sentence variety
A mode of writing based on ridicule that criticizes the foibles and follies of society without offering a solution
The format of a formal argument that consists of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion
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