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AP English Language and Composition 18-32

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Denotation
The strict, literal, dictionary definition of a word, devoid of any emotion, attitude, or color.
Diction
Related to style, refers to the writer's word choices, especially with regard to their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness.
Didactic
Literally means teaching. have the primary aim of teaching or instructing, especially the teaching of moral or ethical principles.
Epistrophe
opposite of anaphors, repetition at the end of successive clauses
Ethos
can simply mean the disposition, character, or fundamental values peculiar to a specific person, people, culture, or movement
Euphemism
greek for "good speech" are more agreeable or less offensive substitute for a generally unpleasant word or concept
Exposition
chief types of composition, the purpose is to explain something.
Extended metaphor
developed at great length, occurring frequently in or throughout a work
Figure of Speech
a device used to produce figurative language
Generic Convention
traditions of each genre
genre
major category a literary work fits
homily
means "sermon" but more informally, it can include any serious talk, speech, or lecture involving moral or spiritual advice
hyperbole
deliberate exaggeration or overstatement
imagery
sensory details or figurative language used to describe, arouse emotion, or represent abstractions