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anaphora
repetition of a word, phrase or cluase at the beginning of two or more sentences in a row.
annotation
explanatory notes added to a text to explain, cite sources, or give bibliographical data.
antithesis
a balancing of two opposite or contrasting words, phrases, or clauses
assonance
repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity
asyndeton
commas used (with no conjunction) to separate a series of words.
authority
arguments that draw on recognized experts or person with highly relevant experience are said to rest on authoritative backing or authority.
backing
support or evidence for a claim in an argument
causal relationship
where a writer asserts taht one thing results from another
chiasmus
arrangement of repeated thoughts in a pattern of XYYX
common knowledge
shared beliefs or assumptions
concrete language
language that describes specific, observable things, people or places, rather than ideas or qualities
conventional
following certain conventions or traditional techniques of writing
consonance
repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity
deconstruction
a critical approach that debunks single definitions of meaning based on the instability of language.
didactic
a teaching on a moral lesson
dramatic irony
when the reader is aware of an inconsistency between a fictional or nonfictional charater's perception of a situation and the truth of that situation.
elliptical
sentence structure taht leaves out something in the second half.
emotional appeal
when a writer appeals to an audience's emotions
epigraph
a quotation or aphorism at the beginning of a literary work suggestive of a theme
equivocation
when a writer uses the same term in two different senses in an argument
ethical appeal
when a writer tries to persuade the audience to respect and believe him or her based on a presentation of image of self through the text.
example
individual instance taken to be representatie of a general pattern.