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Sentence which uses and or another conjunction(with no commas) to seperate the items in a series. Polysyndeton appear in the form of X and Y and Z, stressing equally each member of a series. It makes the sentence slower and the items more empathatic than in the asyndeton.
THe main character of a literary work.
Red Herring - Reductio ad Absurdum
When a writer raises an irrelevent issue to draw attention away from the real issue the Latin for "to reduce to the absurd." This is a technique useful in creating a comic effect and is also an argumentative technique. It is considered a rhetorical fallacy because is reduces an argument to and either/or choice.
An element in literature that conveys a realistic portrayal of a specific geographical locale, using the locale and its influence as a major part of the plot.
Word or phrase used two or more times in close proximity.
The art of effective communication, especially persuasive discourse; Rhetoric focuses on the interrelationship of invention, arrangement, and style in order to create felicitous and appropriate discourse.
Rhetorical Modes
Exposition, description, narration, argumentation.
Rhetorical Question
One that does not expect an explicit answer. It is used to pose an idea to be considered by the speaker or audience.
Harsh, caustic personal remarks to or about someone; less subtle than irony.