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Abstract
refers to language that decribes concepts rather than concrete images
Ad Hominem
is an attack on the person rather than on the opponent's ideas
Allegory
in which the writer intends a second meaning to be read beneath the surface of the story ex:wizard of oz
Alliteration
repetition of constant sounds ex:donald duck
allusion
a reference to a wel known person, place or thing ex:eden
Analogy
comparsion of two similar but diferent things ex: a heart to a pump
Anaphora
Repetition of a word, phrase, or clause ex: there was........ There was...... There was........
Anecdote
a short, simple narrative of an incident
annoation
explanatory notes
antithesis
the presentation of two contrasting images
aphorism
a short, often witty statement of a principle about life ex: early bird gets the worm
Apostrophe
calling out to an imaginary, dead, or absent person, place or thing.
arguementation
writing that attempts to prove the validity of a point of view or an idea
Assonance
repetition of vowel sounds between different consonants
Asyndeton
commas used to separate a series of words ex: X,Y,Z
Cacophony
harsh, awkward, dissonant sounds
caricature
descriptive writing that greatly exaggerates a specific feature of a persons apperance
colloquialism
a word or phrase (slang) used in everyday converstation ex:yall,ain't
coherence
writing in which all the parts contribute
concrete Language
language that dcribes specific, ideas or qualities ex: tall, Dark Handsome, Blue eyes
Connotation
an idea that is implied or suggested
Consonance
repetition of consonant sounds
Conundrum
riddle; difficult problem
deduction
reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
denotation
The dictionary definition of a word
description
the picturing in words of something or someone through detailed observation
diction
word choice
didactic
to teach
discourse
spoken or written language,including literary works ex:description,expositon,narration, and persuasion
dissonace
ugly or harsh unpleasing sounds
dramatic irony
when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't
emotional appeal
appeals to the emotion
epigraph
the use of quotation
ethical appeal
persuade the audience
euphemism
a more pleasent way of saying something (ex.he died/he passed away)
euphony
beautiful sound
example
a representative form or pattern
explication
The act of interpreting or discovering the meaning of a text.
expostion
technique that introduces the reader to the situation and the setting
extended metaphor
substained comparsion
false analogy
when two cases are not sufficiently parrallel
figurative language
language that contains figures of speech
figures of speech
expressions that make imaginative comparisions or associations
forshadowing
the use of a hint or clue to suggest a larger event accuring later
freight train
sentence consisting of three or more very short independent clauses joined by conjunctions
generalization
when a writer bases a claim upon an isolated example
genre
a type of literary work
hubris
the excessive pride of amnition
humor
anything that causes laughter or amusement
hyperbole
deliberate exgeration in order to create humor or emphasis
image
a word or words used to describe a sensory experience
imagery
words or phrases that use a collection of images
induction
the process that moves from a given series of specifics to a generalization
inference
a conclusion one can draw from the presented details
interior monologue
writing that records the conversation that occurs inside the character's head
invective
a verbally abusive attack
inversion
reversing the customary
irony
a situation or statement in which the actual outcome or meaning is opposite to what was expected
jargon
the special language of a profession or group
logic
the process of reasoning