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English Midterm

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Synecdoche
Part representing whole
S LV PA
Sentence pattern of "He is happy"
Zeugma
One verb for two subjects/noun
Alliteration
Repeating the starting consonants of a word
Asyndeton
Elimination of conjunctions
Antimetabole
Repetition in reverse order
Climax
List of increasing importance
Rhetorical question
Question with an obvious answer that supports argument
Ethos
Establishes credibility
Euphemism
Replacement of a harsh phrase with a more agreeable one
Anecdote
A short true story
Anadiplosis
The last word of a phrase is used to start the next phrase.
Logos
Statistical and logical facts
Pathos
Appeals to the emotion of audience
Frederick Douglass
Author of speech regarding slavery and July 4th
S V
Sentence pattern of "I dance"
S V DO
Sentence pattern of "I hit him"
S LV PN
Sentence pattern of "I am the decider"
Arthur Miller
Author of "The Crucible" and "Tragedy and the Common Man"
Tragedy and the Common Man
Argues that the average person (like Proctor) can be a tragic hero
Story of an Hour
Short story regarding feminism by Kate Chopin
Metaphor
Compares two unrelated things without using 'like' or 'as'
Simile
Compares two unrelated things using 'like' or 'as'
Personification
Describes something that is not a person as a person
Hyperbole
Exaggeration
Symbolism
Something that represents something else
Imagery
Descriptive language
Oxymoron
A self-contradicting statement
Exposition
Introduction