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ad hominem argument
an argument that attacks the individual rather than addressing the issues at hand
grammar
a set of rules that specify how a given language is used effectively
allegory
a fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or concepts
hyperbole
figure of speech in which exaggeration is used to achieve emphasis
alliteration
repetition of consonant sounds
imagery
a mental picture that is conjured by specific words and associations but there can be auditory and sensory component to imagery as well
allusion
a reference usually oblique or fant to another ting idea or person
irony
an outcome that is opposite of what is expected
ambiguity
something that is uncertain or indefinite
juxtaposition
when two contrasting things--ideas, words, or sentence elements--are placed next to each other for comparison
analogy
asks a reader to think about the correspondence of resemblance between two things that re essentially different
logos
use of reason as a controlling principle in an argument
antecedent
every pronoun refers back to a previous noun or pronoun
metaphor
figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared directly, usually for emphasis or dramatic effect
antithesis
an opposition or contrast of ideas that is often expressed in balanced phrases or clauses
metonymy
figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of somehting that is associated with it
apostrophe
a figure of speech in which an absent person or personified object is addressed by a speaker
mood
the prevailing or dominant feeling of a work, scene, or event
apotheosis
Greek meaning to deify. it occurs in literature when a character or thing is elevated to such a a high status that it appears godlike
onomatopoeia
words that have sounds that reinforce their meaning.
appositive
a word or phrases that follows a noun or pronoun for emphasis or clarity
overview
a brief summary of a whole work
assonance
a type of internal rhyming in which vowel sounds are repeated
oxymoron
combines two contradictory words in one expression
adyndeton
occurs when conjunctions that would normally connect a string of words, phrases, or clauses are omitted from a sentence
pacing
the speed of a story's action, dialogue or narration
atmosphere
the emotional feeling or mood of a place scene or event
paradox
a seeming contradiction that in fact reveals some truth
attitude
describes the feelings of a particular speaker or piece of writing toward a subject, person, or idea
parallelism
a literary technique that relies on the use of the same syntactical structures in a series in order to develop an argument or emphasize an idea.