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The strict, literal, dictionary definition of a word, devoid of any emotion, attitude, or color.


Related to style, refers to the writer's word choices, especially with regard to their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness.


Literally means teaching. have the primary aim of teaching or instructing, especially the teaching of moral or ethical principles.


opposite of anaphors, repetition at the end of successive clauses


can simply mean the disposition, character, or fundamental values peculiar to a specific person, people, culture, or movement


greek for "good speech" are more agreeable or less offensive substitute for a generally unpleasant word or concept


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


major category a literary work fits


means "sermon" but more informally, it can include any serious talk, speech, or lecture involving moral or spiritual advice


deliberate exaggeration or overstatement


sensory details or figurative language used to describe, arouse emotion, or represent abstractions

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