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Arts and Humanities
English writing strategies quiz
Terms in this set (24)
The general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation, etc.
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
The state of being noticeably different from something else when put or considered together.
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste).
A writer's choice of words, phrases, sentence structures, and figurative language, which combine to help create meaning.
Repetition of initial consonant sounds.
The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.
Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.
A comparison without using like or as.
A comparison using "like" or "as."
The giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea.
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
A short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
Empirical evidence (stats)
Scientific evidence obtained by careful observation and experimentation.
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis.
A question asked merely for effect with no answer expected.
A comparison of two different things that are similar in some way.
Phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other.
The literal meaning of a word.
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests.
The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses.
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
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