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Terms in this set (26)
identifying a part of a piece of writing as being derived from a source
An assertion, usually supported by evidence.
A careful reading that is attentive to organization, figurative lan-
guage, sentence structure, vocabulary, and other literary and structural ele-
ments of a text.
n informal or controversial use of language
shared beliefs, values, or positions
A sentence that includes one independent clause and at least one dependent clause.
A reluctant acknowledgment or yielding.
That which is implied by a word, as opposed to the word's literal
meaning (see denotation).
words, events, or circumstances that help determine meaning
Grammatical equivalence between parts of a sentence, often through a coordinating conjunction such as and, or but.
a challenge to a position; an opposing argument
worthy of belief; trustworthy
An independent clause followed by subordinate clauses or phrases that supply additional detail.
a sentence that makes a sentence
reasoning from general to specific
the literal meaning of a word; its dictionary definition
A double-column journal in which one writes a quotation in
one column and reflections on that quotation in the other column.
Bibliographic information about the sources used in a piece of writing.
Mournful over what has passed or been lost; often used to describe tone.
a brief witty statement
A Greek term referring to the character of a person; one of Aristotle's three rhetorical appeals (see logos and pathos).
explication of text
Explanation of a text's meaning through an analysis of all
of its constituent parts, including the literary devices used; also called close
information that is true or demonstrable
the use of tropes or figures of speech; going beyond literal meaning to achieve literary effect
figure of speech
an expression that strives for literary effect rather than conveying a literal meaning