Like this study set? Create a free account to save it.

Sign up for an account

Already have a Quizlet account? .

Create an account


giving credit to somebody


Repeated word/phrase at the end of 2 or more lines


One of the devices of repetition, in which the same expression is repeated at the beginning of two or more lines


The duplication, either exact or approximate, of a word, phrase, sentence or grammatical pattern


A similarity or comparison between two things or the relationship between them


A figure of speech using implied comparison of seemingly unlike things


A figure of speech in which one object is said to be "like"/"as" another


A figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstatement


The ironic minimizing of fact, it presents something as less significant than it is


The act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side


Parallel structure/parallel construction framing of words to give structural similarity


The repetition of sounds, especially initial sounds in two or more neighboring words


listing of a number of things - in the party there was music, coke, wine, beer, vodka, tequila, girls and dancing


The contrast between what is explicitly stated and what is really meant; what appears to be and what is true


A statement that appears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense but upon closer inspection contains some truth


A short narrative detailing particulars of an interesting episode or event


The sensory details or figurative language used to describe, arouse emotion, or represent abstractions

selection of detail

The sensory details an author includes.


A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumably commonly known, such as a book, myth, work of art.


Describes the author's attitude toward his material, the audience or both.


An attitude that may lie
under the ostensible tone of the piece.

words with heavy connotations

Words that imply a great deal in the context in which they are used


funny part of the sentence, light joke, puns, etc


A work that targets human vices and follies or social institutions and conventions for reform or ridicule

sarcasm/verbal irony

From the geek "to tear flesh"; involves bitter, caustic language that is meant to hurt or ridicule.


An emotionally violent, verbal denunciation or attack using strong, abusive language.

narrative pace

The pace or tempo at which the story is told

rhetorical question

A question to which no answer is expected


A pretended or apparent omission; a figure by which a speaker artfully pretends to pass by what he really mentions.


Establishing personal credibility- when the speaker/writer aims to define his/her voice as worthy. Often occurs in establishing common ground within a split audience


Appeals to emotions - evoking empathy from the audience to sway their attitude


Appeals to logic - using facts, numbers, statistics, and well-known names


A call to action - compelling the audience to take action towards their viewpoint


emotional release

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again


Reload the page to try again!


Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

Voice Recording