RhetoricalTermsAP3

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  1. A passing reference to a familiar person, place, or thing, often drawn from history, Literature, or mythology; used to capture the feel or atmosphere of a time or place
    Allusion
  2. A special form of comparison where the writer explains something unfamiliar by comparing it to something familiar
    Analogy
  3. A short narrative about an amusing or interesting event; often used to begins esays or illustrate certain points
    Anecdote
  4. An attempt to persuade the reader to agree with a point of view, to make a given decision, or to pursue a particular course of action. 2 types: logical and persuasive
    Argumentation
  5. Reflects his or her opinion of a subject. The writer can be postive or negative about a subject
    Attitude
  6. The sentence, group of sentences, or section that introduces an essay; usually identifies the thesis and interests readers
    Beginnings
  7. sentence or group of sentences that brings an essay to a close; can be a summary, example, or quote
    Endings
  8. explains the reasons for the occurance or consequences of an action
    cause and effect
  9. A reference to a published or unpublished work that indicates that the miterial being referenced is not original with the present author; allows a reader to examine the referenced material to verify its authenticity
    Citation
  10. Expression that his become ineffective through overuse; writers avoid these and try to express themselves in a fresh way
    Chiche
  11. Quality of good writing that results when all sentences and paraghaphes are naturally connected; Achieved throuh a logical sequence of ideas, the purposeful repetion of key words and ideas, and a pace suitable for your topic
    Cohernce
  12. expression that is characteristic of or appropriate to spoken language or to writing that seeks the effect of spoken language.
    Colloquial Expression
  13. Used to point out the similarities and differences between 2 or more subjects in the same class or category; meant to reach some conclusion  about the items
    Compare and Contrast
  14. Word that names a specific object, person, place or action, like book, Chicago, etc
    Concrete
  15. refers to general qualities conditions or actions that cannot be directly perceived by the senses: bravery, fear, etc.
    Abstract
  16. Meanings of words. The dictionary meaning of a word; its literal meaning; example: lamb is a young ship
    Denotation
  17. Implied or suggested meaning of the word; example is lamb: gentile, peaceful
    Connotation
  18. Joining of grammatical construction of the same rank to indicate they're of equal importance
    Coordination
  19. process of reasoning from stated premises to a conclusion that follows necessarily. This moves from general to specific
    Deductions
  20. rhetorical pattern; statement of the meaning of a word
    Definition
  21. how a person, place, or thing is perceived by the 5 senses
    Description
  22. small elements that contribiute to the overall impression to a person or hting
    Details
  23. Conversation of 2 or more people as represented in writing.
    Dialogue
  24. writer's choice and use of words. good this is precise and appropriate: the words mean exactly what the writer intends.
    Diction
  25. Material borrowed word for word that must be placed within quotation marks and properly cited
    Direct quotation
  26. rhetorical patterns used by the writier first to establish categories and then to arrange things into the categories based on characteristics
    Division and Classification
  27. single mood, atmosphere, or quality a writer emphasizes in a piece descriptive writing
    Dominant Impression
  28. Placement of important ideas and words within sentences and longer units of writing so that they have the greatest impact
    Emphasis
  29. an assessment of a writing's effectiveness or merit.
    Evaluation
  30. imformation on which a judgement or arguement is based or by which proof or probability is established.
    Evidence
  31. Illustrates a larger idea or represents something of which it is a part
    Example
  32. An explicit comparison with like or as
    simile
  33. comparison without like or as
    metaphor
  34. figure of speech where nonhuman things are given human qualities
    Personification
  35. Limitation a writer gives his or her subject.
    Focus
  36. Wrod or phrase that is used habitually which speical meaning.
    Idiom
  37. use of examples of explain or corroborate; writers use this to make their ideas concrete
    illustration
  38. Process of reasoning to a conlcusion about all members of a class through an examination of only a few members of the class.
    Induction
  39. Use of words to suggest somethig different than their literal meaning.
    Irony
  40. AKA technical language, is the speical vocabulary of a trade, profession or group.
    Jargon
  41. an error in reasoning that renders an argument invalid
    Logical fallacy
  42. to tell a story, to tell what happened
    Narration
  43. Seemingly contradictory statement that is nonetheless true.
    Paradox
  44. Repetition of word order or grammatical form either within a single sentence or in sevel sentences that develop the same central idea.
    Parallelism
  45. Restatement of the info the author is borrowing
    Paraphrase
  46. an attempt to convince readers to agree with a point of view, to make a decision, or to puruse a particular course of action
    persuasion
  47. use of someone elses idea in the original form without proper documentation
    plagiarism
  48. the grammatical person in an essay
    Point of view
  49. rhetorical strategy used to expalin how somehting works or to give step by step directions for doing something
    Process analysis
  50. what the writer wants to accomplish in a piece of writing
    purpose
  51. Asked for its rhetorical effect but requires no answer from the reader.
    Rhetorical Question
  52. phrase alerting the reader that borrowed information follows
    Signal phrase
  53. unconventional, informal language of particular subgroups in our culture
    Slang
  54. words that name groups or classes of objects, qualities, or actions
    General
  55. Words that name individual objects, qualities, or actions within a class or group
    Specific
  56. individual manner in which a writer expresses his or her ideas
    Style
  57. use of grammatical constructions to make one part of a sentence dependent on, rather than equal to, one another
    subordination
  58. arguement that uses deductive reasoning and consists of a major premise, minor premise, and conclusion
    Syllogism
  59. The way in which words are arranged to from phrases, clauses, and sentences as whell as to the grammatical relationship among the words themselves
    Syntax
  60. Mannen in which a writer relates to an audience, used to address readers
    Tone
  61. Word or phrase that links sentences paragraphs, and larger units of a composition to achieve coherence.
    Transition
  62. quality of oneness in an essay that results when all the words, sentences, and paragraphs contribute to the thesis
    Unity
  63. Verbs where the doer of the action is the subject
    active voice
  64. receiver of the action was the subject
    Passive voice

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