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Literary Terms 2
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beliefs or character of a group, credibility
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence
One's intention or objective in a speech or piece of writing.
Those to whom a speech or piece of writing is addressed
Claim / Assertion
An assertion of the truth of something, typically one that is disputed or in doubt
Language that cannot be taken literally
A writer's or speaker's choice of words
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumably commonly known, such as an event, book, myth, place, or work of art.
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A comparison without using like or as
Descriptive or figurative language in a literary work; the use of language to create sensory impressions.
An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning
The dictionary definition of a word
A sentence that requests or commands.
sentence that exhorts, urges, entreats, implores, or calls to action
Appeal to logic
A brief narrative that focuses on a particular incident or event.
A term used for the author, speaker, or the person whose perspective (real or imagined) is being advanced in a speech or piece of writing
An individual's characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting.
The idea which is being expressed in a piece
A figure of speech that combines two contradictory terms.
The word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun. (before the Qualifier)
a word or phrase that clarifies, modifies, or limits the meaning of another word or phrase. (follows the Antecedent)
Direct opposite of the topic being spoken about
Placement of two things closely together to emphasize comparisons or contrasts
A comparison of 2 things. Ex: bark is to dog as meow is to cat
A challenge to a position; an opposing argument.
Concede / concession
Admitting that something is true after resisting it
"_____ is not perfect but is still ____"
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