Word Set 5, Norris

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  1. Alliteration
    Repetition of the same sound beginning several words in sequence
  2. Allusion
    Brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or fictitious, or to a work of art
  3. Anaphora
    Repetiition of a word or phrase at the beginning of sucessive phrases, clauses, or lines
  4. Antimetabole
    Repetition of words in reverse order
  5. Antithesis
    Opposition, or contrast, of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction
  6. Archaic diction
    Old-fashioned or outdated choice of words
  7. Asyndeton
    Omission of conjuctions between coordinate phrases, clauses, or words
  8. Cumulative Sentence
    Sentence that completes the main idea at the beginnning of the sentence, and then builds and adds on
  9. Hortative Sentence
    Sentence that exhorts, advises, calls to action
  10. Imperative Sentence
    Sentence used to command, enjoin, implore, or entreat
  11. Inversion
    Inverted order of words in a sentence
  12. Juxtaposition
    Placement of two things closely ogether to emphasize comparisons or contrasts
  13. Metaphor
    Figure of speech that says one thing is another in order to explain by comparison
  14. Metonymy
    Using a single feature to represent the whole
  15. Oxymoron
    Paradoxical juxtaposition of words that seem to contradict one another
  16. Parallelism
    Similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses
  17. Periodic Sentence
    Sentence whose main clause is withheld until the end
  18. Personification
    Atrribution of a lifelike quality to an inanimate object or idea
  19. Rhetorical Question
    Figure of speech in the form of a question posed for rhetorical effect rather than for the purpose of getting an answer
  20. Zeugma
    Use of two different words in a grammatically similar way but producing different, often incongruous, meanings
  21. Allegory
    A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
  22. Analogy
    A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification.
  23. Colloquial
    Used in ordinary conversation; not formal or literary.
  24. Connotation
    An idea or feeling that a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
  25. Denotation
    The literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.
  26. Diction
    The choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.
  27. Ethos
    The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as seen in its beliefs and aspirations.
  28. Euphamism
    A mild or indirect word or expression for one too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
  29. Hyperbole
    Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
  30. Irony
    The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
  31. Litotes
    Ironical understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary (e.g.,you won't be sorry, meaning you'll be glad)
  32. Logos
    The principle of reason and judgment, associated with the animus
  33. Onomatopoeia
    The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo, sizzle)
  34. Paradox
    A statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory
  35. Parody
    An imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect
  36. Pathos
    A quality that evokes pity or sadness/ emotion
  37. Sarcasm
    The use of irony to mock or convey contempt
  38. Satire
    The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues
  39. Simile
    A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g., as brave as a lion, crazy like a fox)
  40. Synecdoche
    A figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa, as in Cleveland won by six runs (meaning “Cleveland's baseball team”)
  41. Syntax
    The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language
  42. Tone
    A manner of expression in writing/ Feeling
  43. Understatement
    The presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is
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Word Set 5, Norris
2012-04-25 05:58:00
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