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  1. ad hominem argument
    latin word meaning of or against man. argument appeals to the emotion rather then reason
  2. allegory
    the device of using character and or story elements symbolically to represent an abstract n addition to the literal meaning
  3. alliteration
    the repetition of sounds
  4. allusion
    a direct or indirect reference to something that is presumably commonly nown such as book or work of art
  5. ambiguity
    the multiple meanings
  6. analogy
    a similarity between two different things or the relationship between them
  7. antecedent
    the word phrase or clause referred to by a pronoun
  8. antithesis
    figure of speech involving a seeming contradiction of ideas words clauses or sentences
  9. aphorism
    a terse statement of known authorship that expressed a general truth or moral prinicple
  10. apostrophe
    a figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or personified abstraction
  11. atmosphere
    the emotional mood created by the entirety of literal work
  12. caricature
    a representation especially pictorial or literary
  13. chaismus
    a figure of speech based on inverted parallelism
  14. clause
    a grammatical unit that contains both a subject and a verb
  15. colloquialism
    slang or informality in speech or writing
  16. conceit
    a fanciful expression usually in the form of an extended metaphor
  17. connotation
    the nonliteral association meaning of a word, the implied
  18. denotation
    a strict literal dictionary definition of a word
  19. diction
    related to style refers to the writers word choices
  20. didactic
    from the greek word "didactic"
  21. euphumism
    from the greek word "good speech"
  22. extended metaphor
    a metaphore developed at great length
  23. figurative language
    writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning
  24. figurative speech
    a diviceĀ used to produce figurative language
  25. generic conventations
    this term describes the traditions for each genre
  26. genre
    the major category into which a literary work fits
  27. homily
    means "sermon
  28. hyperbole
    figure of speech that exaggerates or overstates
  29. imaginary
    the sensory details or figurative language used to decribe
  30. infer
    to draw reasonable conclusion
  31. invective
    an emotionally violent, verbal denunciation
  32. ironic
    contrast between what is stated and what is meant
  33. juxtaposition
    placing dissimilar items, descriptions or ideas together
  34. loose sentence
    type of sentence main idea comes first
  35. metaphore
    figure of speech used implied or comparison of seemily unlike things
  36. metonymy
    a greek term meaning "changed label"
  37. mood
    two technical meaning in the English language
  38. narrative
    telling of a story or an account of an event
  39. onomatopoeia
    figure of speech in which natural sounds are emitted in the sounds of words
  40. oxymoron
    greek work "pointedly foolish"
  41. paradox
    a statement that appears to be self contraditrary
  42. parallelism
    also reffered to as parallel structure
  43. parody
    a work that closely imitates the style or content of another
  44. pedantic
    an adj that describes words phrases or general tone
  45. periodic sentence
    a sentence that presents central meaning
  46. personification
    a figure of speech in which the author presents or describes concepts
  47. point of view
    in literature. the prospective from with the story is told
  48. predicate adjective
    one type of subject complement, an adjective
  49. predicate nominative
    a second type of subject complement, a noun
  50. prose
    one major divisions of genre "prose"
  51. repetition
    duplication either exact or approximate
  52. rhetoric
    from the greek word "orator"
  53. rhetorical appeal
    the persuasive device by which a trite true to sway the audiences attention
  54. rhetorical modes
    this flexiblile term describes the variety
  55. rhetorical question
    a question not wanting an answer
  56. sarcasm
    greek word meaning "to tear flesh"
  57. satire
    a work that human vices and follies
  58. simile
    an explicit comparison normally using "like"or "as"
  59. subject complement
    the word or clause that follows a linking verb
  60. subordinate clause
    like all clases this word contains both a subject and a verb
  61. syllogism
    from the greek word "reckoning together" a syllogism
  62. symbol
    generally anything that represents or stands for something else
  63. syntax
    the way the author chooses to join words into phrases clauses or sentences
  64. theme
    the cntral idea of the passage
  65. thesis
    in epository writing. the thisis statement
  66. tone
    similar to mood, tone
  67. transition
    a word or phrase that links different ideas
  68. understatement
    the ironic minimizing of face, understatemtent
  69. wit
    in modern usage, wit is intellectual.

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