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Ad Hominem
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than on the opponent's ideas
Abstract
Opposed to concrete, not quantifiable
Adjective
Modifies, alters, changes a noun
noun
Adverb
Modifies,alters changes a verb
verb
Aesthetic
Study of Philosophy of beauty in art, literature and nature
study of ______
Allegory
A work that functions on a symbolic level
Alliteration
The repetion of initial consonant sounds
repetion of _____
Allusion
Reference contained in a work (Literature, art music, etc...)
Ambiguity
Having more than one meaning, used in verbal, written and nonverbal communication
Anachronism
Out of time, placing something in a time where it does not belong
Analogy
Literary device employed to serve as a basis for comparison. A comparison between two different things
Analysis
To seperate into arts for inspection and evaluation
Anataclasis Pun
Words that sound alike but have different meanings.
Fowl-Foul
Anecdote
A story told by the writer or a character to illustrate a point
Antagonist
Force against the protagonist (person, nature, or person's psyche)
Antecedent
The noun to which the pronoun refers
Antihero
Protagonist who is particularaly graceless, inept, stupid or dishonest.
Antithesis
Presentation of two contrasting images. May involve parallelism
A_norism
A short witty statement
Apostrophe
Speech addressed to an abstract quality or absent or nonexistent person as if he, she or it is present and listening
Appeals to Authority
In a text, the reference to words, action, or belief of a person in authority as a means of supporting a claim, generalization, or conclusion
Archetype
A blocked off memory of our past or of pre-human experience, a type of struggle or character to which a culture relates without prior knowlegde
Assertion
Declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
Assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonantsin two or more stressed syllables
Audience
Intended receiver(s) for a speaker or writer's message
Begging the Question
A fallacy in reasoning which omits the minor premise and goes directly to the conclusion
Major Premise- first time drivers are reckless.
Minor Premise- Steve is a first time driver.
Conclusion- First time drivers are reckless.
Bildungsroman
A coming of age novel, the story of a person's development
Roman's Development
Canon
An accepted list
Catharsis
A moral and spiritual cleansing you receive when watching a protagonist overcome great odds to survive