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language or special terminology used by a particular group of people, often related to their work EX: medical terms used by people working in medical field
a syllable (or several syllables) at the end of a word which changes its meaning or part of speech
developing a character in a story by describing appearance, revealing thoughts, or letting the character speak
expressions which have exact, precise meanings EX: a 76-story building, half past midnight
the direct, specific meaning of an expression EX: well-worn armchair is simply a shabby piece of furniture
words which are meant to appeal to your emotions, or carry with them multiple meanings that are meant to influence your opinion EX: cigarettes "cancer sticks"
reference to something else EX: A character might say she was ready to build an Ark after the rain.
the intentional message a writer wants to convey to readers; why the author is writing this
persuasion which claims that something is attracting growing support EX: "Everybody's doing it"
persuasion which includes the words of someone who is considered to be an authority on the subject
information designed to promote a cause or spread an idea, and usually to damage the opposing side
a stated question that is not really intended to be answered but is asked to make a point
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