Guerra Terms

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Guerra Terms
2010-11-29 23:59:23

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  1. Alliteration
    The repetition of the same consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of a word or stressed syllable
  2. Allusion
    a reference to mythological, literary, hisorial or biblical person, place, or thing.
  3. Anaphora
    repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
  4. Antithesis
    the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance; involves a direct contrast of structurally parallel word groupings generally for the purpose of contrast
  5. Asyndeton
    Omitting conjunctions
  6. Cumulative sentence
    Sentence that completes the main idea at the beginning of the sentence and then builds on
  7. Epistrophe
    Repetition at the end
  8. Hortative Sentence
    Sentence that exhorts, advises, calls to action
  9. Imperative Sentence
    A complete command which exhorts the consumer to action
  10. Juxtaposition
    Placement of two things closely together to emphasize comparison or contrast
  11. Metaphor
    a comparison without the use of as or like
  12. Metonomy
    Using a single feature to represent the whole
  13. Paradox
    A statement or situation containing apparrently contradicting or incompatible elements; a statement which contradicts itself
  14. Parallel Structure
    Parallelism means to give two or more parts of the sentences a similar form so as to give the whole a definite pattern.
  15. Periodic Sentence
    Sentence whose main clause is witheld until the end
  16. Personification
    human attributes are given
  17. Polysyndeton
    Uses conjunctions with no commas to separate the items
  18. Rhetorical Question
    A question posed for rhetorical effect rather than for the purpose of getting an answer
  19. Simile
    A comparison with as or like
  20. Tricolon
    a sentence with three clearly defined parts of equal length, usually independent clauses and of increasing power.
  21. Zeugma
    Use of two different wors ina grammatically similar way but producing different, often incongruous meanings. (he lost his coat and his temper)