Card Set Information
worthy of belief; trustworthy.
a reluctant acknowledgement or yielding.
a challenge to a position; an opposing argument.
– to discredit an argument; particularly a counterargument.
a book, article, person, or other resource consulted for information.
artful diction; the use of language in a nonliteral way; also called a figure of speech.
derived by reasoning; concluded or judged from premises or evidence.
-to declare or tell in advance; prophecy; foretell.
concisely stating the main points.
– to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of.
prejudice or predisposition toward one side of a subject or issue.
the central idea in a work to which all parts of the work refer.
a double-column journal in which one writes a quotation in one column and reflections on that quotation in the other column.
the repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning of consecutive words or syllables.
- information that is true or demonstrable.
combining or bringing together two or more elements to produce something more complex.
a term used for the author, speaker, or the person whose perspective is being advanced in a speech or piece of writing.
the speaker’s position on a subject as revealed through his or her tone.
the speaker, voice, or character assumed by the author of a piece of writing.
the repetition of words at the beginning of successive clauses.
placement of two things side by side for emphasis.
parallel structure that juxtapose contrasting ideas.
explanatory or critical notes added to a text.
bibliographic information about the sources used in a piece of writing.
an aspect of context; the cause or reason for writing
an ironic, sarcastic, or witty composition that claims to argue for something, but actually argues against it.
a piece that imitates and exaggerates the prominent features of another; used for comic effect or ridicule
one’s intention or objective in a speech or piece of writing.
a short, astute statement of a general truth.
mournful over what has passed or been lost; often used to describe tone.
a brief witty statement.
the repetition of similar grammatical or syntactical patterns.
a word used to replace a noun or noun phrase.
retelling an event or series of events.
a word or phrase that renames a nearby noun or pronoun.
a question asked more to produce an effect than to summon an answer.
a belief or statement taken for granted without proof.
emphatic statement; declaration
a reliable, respected source—someone with knowledge.
shared beliefs, values, or positions.
the noun to which a later pronoun refers.
explication of text
explanation of a text’s meaning through an analysis of its constituent parts, including the literary devices used; also called close reading.
- in rhetoric, the topic addressed in a piece of writing.
a form of deductive reasoning in which the conclusion is supported by a major and minor premise.
logical fallacy that involves the creation of an easily refutable position; misrepresenting, the attacking an opponent’s position.
lack of emphasis in a stamen or point; restraint in language often used for ironic affect.
a negative term for writing designed to sway opinion rather then present information.
a word, phrase, or clause that qualifies or describes another word, phrase, or clause.
the relative speed or slowness with which a story is told or an idea is presented.