18 terms

Language Usage RIT 221-230

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Alliteration
repetition of initial consonant sounds
Allusion
passing reference or indirect mention
Analogy
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
Cliche
an overused saying or idea
Compose
draw up the plans or basic details for
Consonance
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
Expository paragraph
To explain or inform
Irony
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
Literary device
technique that produces a specific effect, esp. a figure of speech, narrative style, or plot mechanism
Literary response
form of expository writing has a primary purpose of providing a personal reaction to a piece of literature
Paraphrase
rewording for the purpose of clarification
Parody
humorous or satirical mimicry
Participal
a verb ending in, "ing" or "ed" used as an adjective
Example: Talked
Persuasive argument
convinces readers to agree witha posiiton, change a view on an issue, reach an agreement, or perform an action
Plagiarize
take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech without giving them credit
Predicate noun
Follows a linking verb and defines or renames the subject
Reflexive pronoun
a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
Example: Yourself
Symbolism
the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
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