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a saying or statement on the title page of a work, or used as a heading for a chapter or other section of a work (quote then book)
Central character who lacks all the qualities traditionally associated with heroes. may lack courage, grace, intelligence, or moral scruples. (Jay Gatspy, he represents hope and the American dream but becomes rich through dishonest means)
Placement of two things closely together to emphasize comparisons or contrasts (She heard a soft loud noise in the basement)
a complex sentence in which the main clause comes last and is preceded by the subordinate clause (after an immense amount of time waiting in the hospital, the doctor told us the news)
a grammar construction in which a noun (or noun phrase) is placed with another as an explanation (Starbucks, one of the best coffee places in town, is always busy)
Sentence consisting of three parts of equal importance and length, usually three independent clauses. (after school each day, I typically drive home with my children, complete homework, and talk about the day)
the direct opposite, a sharp contrast (our government should work for us not against us. it should help us not hurt us.)
Form of argumentation in which the writer claims that one thing results from another, often used as part of a logical argument. (because of not studying, I got an f)
A nineteenth-century literary movement that was an extension of realism and that claimed to portray life exactly as it was.
A cultural movement embracing human empowerment and rejecting traditionalism as outdated. Rationality, industry, and technology were cornerstones of progress and human achievement.
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