Two main clauses, each with a verb, linked with a conjunction. Eg. "The sun shone and the children played on the beach"
A sentence that presents its central meaning in a main clause at the end. The independent clause is preceded by a phrase or clause that cannot stand alone. The effect is to add emphasis and structural variety.
clause that expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence. Ex. Kate noted the day's events in her journal.
A word which joins together a dependent clause and an independent clause. Examples are although, because, while, etc.
using a comma incorrectly to join two sentences. Ex. Mary walked home, she missed her ride. (There should be a semicolon or a comma with a conjunction between the two sentences.)
quality of a piece of writing in which all the parts contribute to the development of the central idea, theme, or organizing principle
The purpose of this type of rhetorical mode is to tell the story or narrate an event or series of events.
The purpose of this rhetorical mode is to re-create, invent, or visually present a person, place, event, or action so that the reader can picture that being described. Sometimes an author engages all five senses.
a pattern of writing or speaking which is characterized by it's explanation of how to do something or how something occurs. It presents a sequence of steps and shows how those steps lead to a particular result. (Can be seen often in recipes or directional manuals, a discussion of steps)
The systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
a form of argumentation, one of the four modes of discourse; language intended to convince through appeals to reason or emotion.
a three-part deductive argument in which a conclusion is based on a major premise and a minor premise ("All men are mortal; Socrates is a man; therefore, Socrates is mortal.")
a type of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn from a series of facts (reason leads one to a conclusion apparent in the facts)
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')