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RRW Q7: 61-70
Terms in this set (20)
61. Parenthesis: punctuation mark to tell you what's important (set apart)
punctuation used for explanatory or qualifying remarks; the insertion of some word unit that interrupts the normal syntactic flow of the sentence
-Non-Ex. MLA when you cite
-Ex. In the valley of the (HO! HO! HO!) Green Giant
62. Pedantic (tone word)
Jargon audience (peer reviewed writings)
erudite adjective that describes words or phrases that are overly scholarly in tone or bookish (verbose in detail)
Ex. Brainy Smurf
Ex. Mr. Peabody
63. Periodic Sentence:
Serves to create anticipation and suspense with a Bang! ala cliffhanger
Long sentence marked with suspended syntax that is not completed until the final word usually with an emphatic climax
Periodic Sentence Example:
Ex. Girl by J. Kincaid
Ex. "...I will never be hungry again!" ala Scarlet
Stylistic device; i.e., figurative language in the form of ...
Giving human like qualities to inanimate / non-living objects
Ex. Trees dance and wave in the wind.
Ex. Stars winking
65. Point of View: could directly stated in prompt in R.A. essay; voice, theme, & purpose; narrator as "persona"
-The perspective from which the piece is viewed/told from; a speaker or writer recounts a narrative, presents information, or a position.
Point of View Example:
Ex. Flipped (3rd person)
Ex. The Diary of Anne Frank (1st person)
Ex. Elmo (3rd person)
Ex. Biographies or Manuals (2nd person)
66. Pronoun Reference
When a pronoun lacks a clear and explicit antecedent.
Pronoun Reference Example:
Ex. Take the radio out of the car and fix it.
Play on words; usually for comic effect
Ex. A little more than kin and less than kind.
Ex. Cruela de Ville
68. To Qualify (in rhetorical terms): essay #3: argumentative. NONONONONO!
to modify or limit in some way; equal weight to both sides of an argument
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