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Lang Terms 4

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Compound sentence
a sentence with two or more coordinate independent clauses, often joined by one or more conjunctions
Consonance
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
Declarative sentence
..., a sentence that makes a statement or declaration
Deductive reasoning
..., reasoning in which a conclusion is reached by stating a general principle and then applying that principle to a specific case (The sun rises every morning; therefore, the sun will rise on Tuesday morning.)
Expletive
..., profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
Imagery
..., description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
Inductive reasoning
..., deriving general principles from particular facts or instances ("Every cat I have ever seen has four legs; cats are four-legged animals").
Invocation
the act of appealing for help, prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
Onomatopoeia
..., using words that imitate the sound they denote, using words that imitate the sound they denote
Personification
..., the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
Style
..., the choices a writer makes; the combination of distinctive features of a literary work, a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
Synesthesia
..., describing one kind of sensation in terms of another ("a loud color", "a sweet sound")
Vernacular
..., the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
Zeno's paradox
...allusions to Zeno's Paradox are used by authors to convey ideas about the absurdity of time and distance.
Idiom
An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").