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style
the authors choice in diction and syntax
rhetoric
the art of effective communication and persuasion
diction
word choice
tone
speaker's attitude towards a subject
imagery
the detail which is used to create the images of pictures of the passage
point of view
the perspective from which the story is told
structure
the form of the passage
syntax
the sentence structure of the passage, the way in which words are put together to form meaning
mood/atmosphere
the feeling or impression which the reader derives form the passage
irony
subtle perception of inconsistency, in which an apparently straightforward statement or event is undermine by its context so as to give it a very different significance.
emphasis
an aspect of language which includes repetition, placement and preference in the passage
declarative sentence
makes a statement
imperative sentence
gives a command
exclamatory sentence
makes an exclamation
interrogative sentence
asks a question
telegraphic
shorter than five words in length
short
between five and eight words in lenght
medium
approximately eighteen words in length
long and involved
thirty words or more in length
simple sentence
contains one independent clause
compound sentence
contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinate conjunction, or by a semicolon
complex sentence
contains an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses
compound-complex sentence
contains two or more independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses
loose sentence
one in which the main clause comes first
periodic sentence
one in which the main clause is withheld until the end