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Ad Hominem Argument

Attacks the opposing speaker or another person rather than addressing the issues at hand


Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or concepts


The repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words


A reference, usually oblique or faint, to another thing, idea, or person


Uncertain or indefinite; subject to more than one interpretation


The correspondence or resemblance between two things that are essentially different


A short story used to illustrate a point the author is making


Every pronoun refers back to a previous noun or pronoun


An opposition or contrast of ideas that is often expressed in balanced phrases or clauses


A figure of speech in which an absent person or personified object is addressed by a speaker


A word or phrase that follow a noun or pronoun for emphasis or clarity


A type of internal rhyming in which vowel souds are repeated


When the conjunctions (such as "and" or "but") that would normally connect a string of words, phrases, or clauses are omitted from a sentence


The emotional feeling -or mood- of a place, scene, or event


The feelings of a particular speaker or piece of writing toward a subject, person, or idea

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