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AP Rhetorical Terms 31-44
Terms in this set (11)
an order of presentation in which the speaker first explains the causes of an event, problem, or issue and then discusses its consequences
A word or phrase (including slang) used in everyday conversation and informal writing but that is often inappropriate in formal writing (y'all, ain't)
The dictionary definition of a word
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
potential vulnerabilities or weaknesses in an argument
Factual, related to reality or physical objects; not influenced by emotions, unbiased
based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions
When a writer raises an irrelevant issue to draw attention away from the real issue
the use of irony to mock or convey contempt
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
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