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Synecdoche
a figure of speech in which a part of something is used to represent a whole, such as using "boards" to mean a stage or "wheels" to mean a car- or "All hands on deck."
Syntactic Fluency
Ability to create a variety of sentence structures, approximately complex and/or simple and varied in length.
Syntactic Permutation
Sentence structures that are extroardinarily complex and involved. They are often diffucult for a reader to follow.
Syntax
the grammatical structure of a sentence, kinds of sentences (questions, exclamations, declaritive sentences, rhetorical questions, simple, complex, or compound.
Theme
the central idea or "main message" of a literary work
Thesis
the main idea of a piece of writing. It presents the author's assertion or claim. The effectiveness of a presentation is often based on how well the writer presents, develops, and supports the thesis.
Tone
The characteristic emotion or attitude of an author toward the characters, subject, and audience.
Transition
a word or phrase that links one idea to the next and carries the reader from sentence to sentence, parpgraph to paragraph.
Tricolon
Sentence consisting of three parts of equal importance and length, usually three independent clauses.
Understatement
the opposite of exageration. It is a technique for developing irony and/or humor where one writes or says less than intended.