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31 Cards in this Set

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the telling of a story or an account of an event or series of events
a figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words.
Greek for "pointedly foolish"
A figure of speech wherein the author groups apparently contradictory terms to suggest a paradox.
a statement that apprears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense but upon closer inspection contains some degree of truth or validdity
Greek for "beside one another"
It refers to the grammatical or rhetorical framing of words, phrases, sentences or paragraphs to give structural similarity
a work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule.
an adjective that describes words, phrases or general tone that is overly scholarly, academic, or bookish
periodic sentence
a sentence that presents its central meaning in a main clause at the end.
a figure of speech in which the author presents or describes concepts, animals, or inanimate objects by endowing them with human attributes or emotions.
point of view
the perspective from which the story is told.
predicate adjective
one type of subject complement--an adjective, group of adjectives, or adjective clauses that follows a linking verb.
predicate nominative
a second type of suject complement--a noun, a group of nouns, or noun clause that renames the subject
one of the major divisions of genre, prose refers to fiction and nonfiction, including all its forms, becaues they are written in ordinary language and most closely resemble everyday speech.
the duplication, either exact or approximate, or any element of language, such as a sound, word, phrase, clause, sentence, or grammatical pattern
Greek for "orator" rhetoric describes the principles governing the art of writing effectively, eloquently and persuasively
rhetorical modes
describes the variety, the conventions, and the purposes of the major kinds of writing. Exposition, argumentation, description, narration
Greek for "to tear flesh" sarcasm invovles bitter, caustic language that is meant to hurt or ridicule someone or something.
a work that targets human vices and follies or social institutions and conventions for reform or ridicule.
thebranch of linguistics that sudies the meaning of words, their historical and psychological development, their connotations, and their relation to one another.
the unique characteristics of hwo a writer communicates with words and word groups
subject complement
the word (with any accompanying phrases) or clause that foloows a linking verb and complements, or completes, the subject of the sentences by either (1) renaming it or (2) describing it.
subordinate clause
contains both a subject and a verb, but unlike the independent clause, the subordinate clause cannot stand alone; it does not express a complete thought.
Greek for "reckoning together" a sllogism is a deductive systeem or formal logic that presents two premises that inevitable lead to a sound conclusion.
Anything that represents, stands for, something else is a symbol. Usually a symbol is somethin concrete--such as an object, action, character or scene--that represents something more abstract.
the way an author chooses to join words into phrases, clauses, and seentences
the central idea or message of a work, the insight it offers into like.
in expository writing, the thesis statement is the sentence or group of sentences that directly expresses the author's opinioin, purpose, meaning or proposition.
similar to mood, tone describes the author's attitude toward his or her materical, the audience or both.
a word or phrase that links different ideas is a transition
the ironic minimalizing of fact, understatement presents something as less significant that it is.
in modern usage, intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights.