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Aly Price Terms
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1. Syntax (Noun)
Arrangement of words that form a well-created sentence.
Example: People who text on their phone while watching a movie are very annoying.
Explanation: This sentence explains when they text and "while watching a movie" modifies the noun phrase.
2. Anaphora (Noun)
The repetition of the same beginning words of a sentence to show emphasize.
Example: Every day, every night, in every way I am getting better and better.
Explanation: The word "every" repeats itself through out the sentence to emphasize the person is getting better every day.
3. Synecdoche (Noun)
A part of something that represents the whole or the whole in used to represent a part.
Example: His eyes met hers as she sat there paler and whiter than anyone in the vast ocean of anxious faces about her.
Explanation: The word "faces" refers to the people, not just their faces.
4. Parallelism (Noun)
Use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same; or similar in construction or sound.
Example: Like father, like son.
Explanation: However the father acted was exactly how his son acted.
5. Motif (Noun)
Object or idea that repeats itself through out a work.
Example: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
Explanation: M.L.K. uses the phrase "I have a Dream" to tie in ideas.
6. Allegory (Noun)
A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning.
Example: In The Lord of the Flies, the entire island that the boys are stuck on is an allegory.
Explanation: The island represents the adventures the boys must over come.
The attribution of human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object.
Example: In Beauty and the Beast, the clock acts as a human.
Explanation: The clock has human characteristic by talking like a human and having human looks.
8. Paradox (Noun)
A self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.
Example: This is the beginning of the end.
Explanation: It is finally the end of something.
9. Stream of Consciousness (Noun)
A person's thoughts and conscious reactions to events.
Example: When a tornado is coming, people go into their basement for shelter and safety.
Explanation: People want to be safe and not die or get injured by a tornado so they seek shelter.
10. Polysyndeton (Noun)
The use of several conjunctions in close succession
Example: Nathan like to color and ride bikes and go camping.
Explanation: The conjunctions make the sentence not sound fluent.
11. Logical Fallacy (Noun)
An error in reasoning that renders an argument invalid.
12. Pun (Noun)
A joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word.
Example: Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.
Explanation: The 'well red' part is referring to getting sunburned and having read a few pages or so because it is time consuming to sunbath.
13. Consonance (Noun)
The recurrence of similar-sounding consonants in close proximity.
Example: Mike likes his new bike.
Explanation: The 'ike' sound reoccurs throughout the sentence.
14. Assonance (Noun)
The repetition of the vowel sound in a sentence.
Example: The crumbling thunder of seas.
Explanation: The 'u' is the repeating vowel sound in the two words 'crumbling' and 'thunder'.
15. Logos (Noun)
An appeal to logic, and is a way of persuading an audience by reason.
16. Pathos (Noun)
An appeal to emotion, and is a way of convincing an audience of an argument by creating an emotional response.
17. Ethos (Noun)
An appeal to ethics, and it is a means of convincing someone of the character or credibility of the persuader.
18. Antitheses (Noun)A person of thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.
19. Irony (Noun)
The use of words to convey a meaning that is opposite of the literal meaning.
20. Epithet (Noun)
Any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality.
21. Metonymy (Noun)
22. Litotes (Noun)
23. Antecedent (Noun)
24. Caesura (Noun)
A pause in
25. Diction (Noun)
The word choice the author uses.
26. Juxtaposition (Noun)
27. Foil (Noun)
28. Kenning (Noun)
29. Analogy (Noun)
30. Mood (Noun)
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