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using several conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted (as in 'he ran and jumped and laughed for joy')
ordinary speech or writing without rhyme or meter; referring to speech or writing other than verse
study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization
the set of rules by which we derive meaning from words, and sentences in a given language; also, the study of meaning
an overendulgence in emotion which is characterized by a conscious effort to induce emotion in order to analyze or enjoy it by failure to restrain emotion through the exercise of judgment, and by an optimistic overemphasis of goodness of humanity
continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
a distorted, exaggerated, overgeneralized, or oversimplified image applied to a category of people
the arrangement of words in a way that best expresses the author's individuality, idea, intent
A treatment of subject matter that uses the interior or personal view of a single observer and is typically colored with that observer's emotional responses.
the part of short story, novel, play or narative poem that makes the reader or audience uncertain or tense about the outcome of events
a three-part deductive argument in which a conclusion is based on a major premise and a minor premise ("All men are mortal; Socrates is a man; therefore, Socrates is mortal.")
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