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Strands 9.4, 10.4, 11.4 - Diction & Syntax
Terms in this set (12)
A question that is asked not to elicit a response but to make an impact or call attention to something
a trite phrase that has become overused
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.
An excessive overstatement or conscious exaggeration of fact
a figure of speech employed by writers or speakers to intentionally make a situation seem less important than it really is.
A wide-ranging technique of detachment that draws awareness to the discrepancy between words and their meanings, between expectation and fulfillment, or, most generally,
A technique in which the author lets the audience or reader in on a character's situation while the character himself remains in the dark.
a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected.
The use of a statement that, by its context, implies its opposite.
a particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group.
A play on words that exploits the similarity in sound between two words with distinctly different meanings