Word Set 5, Norris
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Word Set 5, Norris
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Norris's Set 5 Words
Repetition of the same sound beginning several words in sequence
Brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or fictitious, or to a work of art
Repetiition of a word or phrase at the beginning of sucessive phrases, clauses, or lines
Repetition of words in reverse order
Opposition, or contrast, of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction
Old-fashioned or outdated choice of words
Omission of conjuctions between coordinate phrases, clauses, or words
Sentence that completes the main idea at the beginnning of the sentence, and then builds and adds on
Sentence that exhorts, advises, calls to action
Sentence used to command, enjoin, implore, or entreat
Inverted order of words in a sentence
Placement of two things closely ogether to emphasize comparisons or contrasts
Figure of speech that says one thing is another in order to explain by comparison
Using a single feature to represent the whole
Paradoxical juxtaposition of words that seem to contradict one another
Similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses
Sentence whose main clause is withheld until the end
Atrribution of a lifelike quality to an inanimate object or idea
Figure of speech in the form of a question posed for rhetorical effect rather than for the purpose of getting an answer
Use of two different words in a grammatically similar way but producing different, often incongruous, meanings
A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification.
Used in ordinary conversation; not formal or literary.
An idea or feeling that a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
The literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.
The choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.
The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as seen in its beliefs and aspirations.
A mild or indirect word or expression for one too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
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)
The principle of reason and judgment, associated with the animus
The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo, sizzle)
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
An imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect
A quality that evokes pity or sadness/ emotion
The use of irony to mock or convey contempt
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
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)
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”)
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language
A manner of expression in writing/ Feeling
The presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is