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word choice to create specific reactions from the audience. ex. "the dictator calls it cleansing but we call it murder"
repeating the same sentence structure for emphasis. ex "i want this to work. I need this to work. I will make this work."
most important or central thought of the text, which tells the reader what the text is about
something that is inferred, the act or process of interring
the evidence the author gives to support his side, something they are trying to convince the reader of that hasn't been proven true
a writers word choice is important because it can reveal how they feel about a subject without the author having to come out and say it
using factual information to appeal to ones intellect, reason, common sense, etc. -statistics, facts, historical base
content of the communication process
phrases or words used to connect one idea to the next. ex. indeed, furthermore, as well, also, moreover, furthermore, additionally
Short stories used to prove a point or connect with/appeal to the audience's emotions.
When something happens and you expected the exact opposite thing to take place.
APPEALING TO THE AUDIENCE
The rhetorical device in which the speaker/presenter directly appealing to a person's emotions, logic, or authority.
using specific words that appeal to fears, needs, and desires. ex. families, patriotism, children
Word choice to create specific reactions from audience
METAPHOR (FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE)
"poverty is the monster that lurks around the corner, waiting to attack our children everyday"
A main character in a literary work whose legendary or heroic actions are admired by and reflective of his/her culture and community.
- Often recognize for possessing qualities such as intelligence, resoluteness, physical strength and courage
repeating the same sentence structure for emphasis. ex.
"ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country"
reader's feelings created by a literary work
Words, phrases and sentences around an unfamiliar word, often times, give enough information to figure out the meaning of the word.
A type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human qualities
"Your love is like a river, peaceful and deep, your soul is like a secret that I never could keep"
the literary term for the universal message about life that the author wants the reader to take from a story. - Not just a word or phrase; should always stated as a complete sentence
Figure of speech in which one thing is described as if it were something else.
- Simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, etc.
Writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
Something (object, character, event) that stands on its own, but represents something (other than its literal self) outside the story on a larger level
An author may attempt to elicit a reaction from a reader using personal stories, visuals, repetition, and word choice meant to inspire, enrage or incite action
Logical structure of events that create a story
The part of the story in which the main conflict(s) and suspense build
The feelings / emotions / imaginings associated with or connected to a word
!neutral,positive,negative (sometimes can depend on the context of a word)
• Serves a LATENT or deeper-level purpose than the literal meaning of a word
The part of the story (plot structure) in which the author typically introduces characters / background and the setting, and often introduces the main conflict (s).
Events that happen after the climax of the story (may contribute to the resolution).
The way an author develops a character's personality and motivation
A scene/event that interrupts the present action of the plot to tell what happened at an earlier time.
• P - Physical Traits
• A - Actions
• R - Reaction of others (what other character or the author says about that character)
• T - Thoughts
• S - Speech (what the character says)
epic simile in detailed form of a simile
when he tried to trick the cyclops he used his intelligence and smarts
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