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DICTION & kinds
choice of words
general or specific
abstract or concrete
formal or informal
colloquial
DICTION slang
SYNTAX & examples
grammatical sentence structure (flowing, short, compund, complex, poetic)
tone
authors feeling
mood
feeling reader gets
denotative
literal meaning of word
connotative
interpretive meaning of word
ad hominem
attack on person rather than ideas
allegory
word that functions of symbollic level
anecdote
story told by writer to show a point
antecedent
the word a pronoun refers to
antithesis
two contrasting images
attitude
relationship author has to subject or audience
irony
unexpected twist between what happens and what was expected to happen
inference
conclusion one can draw from presented info
metonymy
representitive term is used for a larger idea (your pen is a sword)
pedantic
scholorly, academic writing that is similar to lecturing
style
unique way author presents ideas
syllogism
formal argument
synecdoche
utilizes a part as representative as a whole
voice
active or passive
basic sentence types
declarative, interrogative, amperative, exclamatory
kinds of support/argument
logical (logos) ethical (ethos) emotional (pathos)
hyperbole
exaggeration for emphasis
oxymoron
contradiction
paradox
statement that appears to be contradictory, but in fact, has some truth
onomatopoeia
drip, bang, buzz, etc.
anastrophe
word order is reversed or rearranged
apposition
placing a noun next to another noun or phrase to explain it
parenthesis
insertion of words or phrases that are not related to rest of sentence
alliteration
repetition of same sound
assonance
repetition of sounds within words
loose sentences
main clause containing main idea comes first in sentence
periodic sentences
main clause containing main idea comes last in sentence
latinate
DICTION polysyllabic
anglo saxon
DICTION monosyllabic
ellipsis
...
ad hoc argument
in repsonse to a specific problem
satire
humorous, criticizes society without offering a solution