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  1. designates the attuitued that a literary speaker expresses toward his/ her subject matter and audinece (diction, syntax, point of view, selection of deal )
    Tone
  2. word choice and phrasing in a literary work
    Diction
  3. sentence structure, the sequence and connection of the words, phrases and cluases that constiture the sentences in a work
    syntax
  4. usual description of an object or a scene - an image of it, especially one that is particuarly vivid or detailed
    imagery
  5. time and place in which the evens in a work take place
    setting
  6. central idea of a literary work that is conquered, either directly or implicity
    theme
  7. identified by pronoun the narrator uses to recount events
    point of view
  8. (I or we) immediate direct
    First person
  9. (you) rarely used; audience experiences events with the narrarator.
    second person
  10. broader view, objective
    third person
  11. can enter consciousness of any character
    omniscient
  12. only from the perspectiveof one or more or a select few characters
    limited
  13. a direct or indirect reference to something that is persumably known, such as a book, event, myth, place, work of art. ALlusion can be historical (like referring to Hitler)literary (like referring to a character in a particular work) religious ( like referring to Noah and the flood) or mythical like referring to Zeus
    Allusion
  14. the word, phrase or clause refreed to by a prounoun
    Antecedent
  15. A more agreeable or less offensive substitute for generally unpleasant words or concepts
    euphemism
  16. A figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words
    onomatopeia
  17. contrast between what is stated explicity and what is really meant; what appears to be v. the truth
    irony
  18. words are literally the opposite of authours meaning
    verbal irony
  19. events turn at opposite of what is expected
    situational
  20. facts or events unkown to a character but known to reader, audience or orhter characters in the book
    dramatic
  21. a similarity or comparison between two things or the relationships between them
    analogy
  22. the device of using character and/ or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literay meaning
    allegory
  23. slang or infromality in writing. Fives work a conversational, famililar tone
    colloqualism
  24. a firgure of speech in which the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it
    metonymy
  25. a figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstatement
    hyperbole
  26. the nonliteral, associative meaning of a word ; the implied or suggested meaning
    connotation
  27. the repitition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds in tow or more neighboring words
    alliteration
  28. the sentence or group of sentences that directly expresses the authour's opinion, purpose, mearning or proposition
    thesis
  29. a figure of speech in which the author presents orr describes concepts, animals or inanimate objecs by endowing then human attributes or emotions
    personification
  30. an emotionally violent. verbal denunciationor attack using strong, abusive language
    incentive
  31. term literaly means "sermon" but more informally can include and serious talk, speech or lecture involving moral or spiritual advice
    homily
  32. an adjective that describes words, phrases or general tone that is overy scholary, academic or bookish
    pedantic
  33. a word or phrase that links different ideas
    transition
  34. a work that targets human vices and follies, or social institutions and conventions for reform or ridicule usually characterized by use of irony, hyperbole, understatement and sarcasm. provokes the human condition
    satire
  35. from the Greek for "orator", this term describes the principles that govern the art of writing effectively
    rhetoric
  36. describes the variety, conventions, and puposes of all major kinds of writhing such as exposition, argumentation, description and narration.
    rhetorical modes
  37. refers to fiction/ non- fiction , inluding all his forms because they are written in ordinary language/ most closely resemble ordinary speech.
    prose
  38. the ironic minimizing of fact, something less significant that it is is. the feect is usually humorous/ emphatic.
    understatement
  39. denying its opposite
    litoes
  40. belittling; something is referred to in terms less important than it really deserves. It describes something impressive with simplicity
    meiosis
  41. desiring or consuming great quantities
    voracious
  42. choosing at random w/o careful selection
    indiscriminate
  43. of high reputation, outstanding
    eminent
  44. soakded, drenched, saturated
    replete
  45. to exist in great #
    abound
  46. branch of knowledge dealing w/ engineering, applied science
    technology
  47. to predict or foretell a future even
    prognosticate
  48. a robot ; a mechanical "person"
    automatron
  49. an older married woman
    matron
  50. a terse statement of known athourship that expresses a general thruth or moral principle
    aphorsion
  51. from the Greek, didatic literally means "instructive". Didactive works have the primary aim of teaching or instructing, especially the teaching of moral or ethincal principle
    didactic
  52. argument that appeals to emothion rather than reason, feeling rather that intelect. Generally, neglects the truth of a claim by pointion out negative characteristics of the person supporting the claim
    Ad hominem Argument
  53. a statement that first seems to be absurd or self- contradictory but which may in fact turn out to be true
    paradox
  54. special field of something or someone
    realm
  55. historical records
    annals
  56. to increase or add to
    compound
  57. a trace, smattering, or slight degree
    tinge
  58. to pester nag, annoy persistently
    badger
  59. to plead urgently for aid or money
    implore
  60. unpleasant dull, or hard work
    drudgery
  61. unending
    interminable
  62. to understand, know, became aware of
    perceive
  63. to draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented when a M.C question asks for an inference to be drawn for the passage, the most direct, most reasonable answer is the safest answer choice. If the asnce choice is direcly stated, is is not inferred and it is wrong.
    interference
  64. placing dissimilar items, descriptions, or side by side especially for comparison or contrast
    juxtaposition
  65. secret stealthy
    furitive
  66. felon
    a person guilty of major crime
  67. excess
    plethora
  68. unfortunate
    plethora
  69. angrily inscended
    irate
  70. an excuse
    pretext
  71. to lie; to construct
    fabricate
  72. skillful
    adroit
  73. move arms energetically
    gesticulate
  74. watchful
    vigilant
  75. eager
    avid
  76. coax
    cajole
  77. elementary
    rudimentary
  78. intensify, heighten
    enhance
  79. slight variation in meaning, tone, etc
    nunance
  80. to show sharp disapproval
    reprimand
  81. to hate
    reprimand
  82. dull
    lackluster
  83. sarcastic, biting
    caustic
  84. take by force
    wrest
  85. threatening
    ominous
  86. quivering
    tremulous
  87. to reject, decline
    repudiate
  88. stopping
    cessation
  89. stifen w/ fear
    bristle
  90. having a bad reputation
    infamous
  91. to shove hard
    jostle
  92. person easily tricked
    dupe
  93. just beginning to exist
    incipient
  94. heedless, not attentive
    inadvertant
  95. a figure of sppech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person, or personified abstraction ( such as liberty or love) . The effect adds familiarity, emotional intensity
    apostrophe
  96. grammaticla unit that contains subject. verb. Independent/ main clasue= express a complete thought and can stand on its own. A dependent can stand on its own. A dependent or subordinate clause cannot sand alone a s sentence and must be accompanied by an independent clause
    clause
  97. dictionary definition
    denotation
  98. persuasive device by which a writer tries to sway the audiences attention/ response to any given work
    rhetorical appeal
  99. employs logical reasoning
    logos
  100. establishes credibility in the sppeaker
    ethos
  101. plays on the readers emotions and interests
    pathos

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