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abstract
refers to language that describes concepts rather than concrete images
Ad Hominem
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than on the opponent's ideas. It comes from the Latin meaning "against the man."
Allegory
a work that functions on a symbolic level
Alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds, such as Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
Allusion
a reference contained in a work
Analogy
a literary device employed t o serve as a basis for comparison - situation applies to original circumstance - comparison between two different items
Anecdote
story or brief episode told by the writer or a character to illustrate a point
Antecedent
the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers - the test will expect you to identify an antecedent in a passage
antithesis
the presentation of two contrasting images. The ideas are balanced by word, phrase, clause, or paragraphs. "To be or not to be"
argument
a single assertion or a series of assertions presented and defended by the writer
attitude
the relationship an author has toward his or her subject, and/or his or her audience
balance
a situation in which all parts of the presentation are equal, whether in sentences or paragraphs or section of a longer work