Rhetorical Terms Week 3.txt

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Rhetorical Terms Week 3.txt
2012-09-26 21:35:30
Rhetorical Terms Week

Rhetorical Terms Week 3
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  1. Euphemism
    substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant
  2. Amplification
    repeating a word or expression while adding more detail to it, in order to emphasize what might otherwise be passed over. Make sure the reader realizes its important or centrality in the discussion
  3. Cacophony
    language refers to discordant sounds put together, making a sentence hard to hear or say. The opposite of euphony.
  4. Euphony
    is a succession of harmonious sounds used in poetry or prose; the opposite of cacophony.
  5. Dramatic Irony
    Understood by an audience but not grasped by the characters in the play.
  6. Situational Irony
    Contradiciton of expectation between what might be expected and what actually occurs
  7. Verbal Irony
    contradiction of expectation between what is said and what is meant
  8. Syllepsis
    type of ellipsis in which one word (usually a verB) is understood differently in relation to two or more other words, which it modifies or governs