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A person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.
A repetition of sentences using the same structure.
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.
A word, phrase, clause, or sentence to which another word refers.
An instance of a form reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn from two given or assumed propositions, each of which shares a term with the conclusion.
A periodic sentence is a sentence that is not grammatically complete until the final clause or phrase.
An independent clause followed by a series of subordinate constructions that gather details about a person, place, event, or idea.
modes of discourse
Narration, description, exposition, and argument.
Give a spoken or written account of.
The action or process of classifying something according to shared qualities or characteristics.
A spoken or written representation or account of a person, object, or event.
A method of paragraph or essay development by which a writer explains step by step how something is done or how to do something.
In which an action or event will produce a certain response to the action in the form of another event.
To give an example.
Place or deal with close together for contrasting effect.
The choice and use of words.
The comparison of one thing with another thing using like or as.
A word or phrase applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.
A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.
The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices.
The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically to be humorous.
Informal, relaxed speech.
A manner of expression.
The aspect of someone's character that is presented to or perceived by others.
A figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa.
The substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant.
An exclamatory passage in a speech or poem addressed to a person.
Logos, Ethos, and Pathos.
An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly.
Attacking someone's feelings in the act of persuasion.
Logically trying to persuade.
Trying to persuade using credibility.
Claim, data, warrant, backing, qualifier and rebuttal.
Implication of such ideas or feelings.
The literal or primary meaning of a word.
A comparison between two things on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation.
A metaphor that continues into the sentences that follow.
An imitation of the style of a particular writer.
A mild word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant.
A particular ordered system.
A figurative use of a word or expression.
The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses.
A story that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning.
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