Eng Unit Final

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Eng Unit Final
2012-05-21 18:00:19
final english

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  1. Extended metaphor
    A metaphor extended over several lines or throughout an entire poem.
  2. Allusion
    A reference to a well-known person, event, or place from history, music, art, or another literary work.
  3. Pathos
    • (emotional appeal)
    • A rhetorical appeal to readers' or listeners' senses or emotions.
  4. Parenthetical Citation
    In a piece of research writing, this is information given in parenthesis ( ) that identifies the author and page number(s) of the work that is being discussed or quoted.
  5. Repetition
    The use of any element of language-a sound, a word, a phrase, a line, or a stanza-more than once.
  6. Ethos
    • (Ethical appeal)
    • A rhetorical appeal that focuses on ethics, or the character or qualifications of the speaker.
  7. Empirical Evidence
    Evidence based on experiences and direct observation through research.
  8. Anecdotal Evidence
    Evidence based on personal accounts of incidents.
  9. Logical Evidence
    Evidence based on facts and a clear rationale.
  10. Parallel Structure
    Grammatic similarity between sentences so that elements of equal importance are equally developed and similarly phrased for ephasis.
  11. Tone
    A writer's or speaker's attitude towards a subject.
  12. Logos
    • (Logical appeal)
    • A rhetorical appeal that uses logic to appeal to the sense of reason.
  13. Thesis Statement
    A short statement that summarizes the main point of an essay and is developed, supported, and explained in the text by means of examples and evidence.
  14. Elements of an Argument
    • Hook
    • Claim
    • Concession and refutation
    • Support
    • Call to action
  15. Sated
    Satisfy (a desire or an appetite) to the full: "sate your appetite at the restaurant".
  16. Auspicious
    Conducive to success; favorable: "an auspicious moment to hold an election".
  17. Contempt
    The feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn.
  18. Reverence
    Regard or treat with deep respect.
  19. Impassively
    Devoid of or not subject to emotion.
  20. Anarchists
    A person who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and institutions of society.
  21. Sententiously
    Tending to indulge in pompous moralizing.
  22. Insolence
    The trait of being rude and impertinent.
  23. Perverse
    Showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable.
  24. Lamentation
    A cry of sorrow and grief.
  25. Transgressed
    Infringe or go beyond the bounds of (a moral principle or other established standard of behavior).
  26. Defiled
    To make filthy or dirty.