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"I have a Dream"
Anaphora
Repetition of vowel sound
Old King Cole was a merry old soul
Assonance
repetion of consonant sound
a flock of sick, black-chechered ducks
Consonance
Word choice
diction
term to describe fiction or nonfiction that teaches a specific lesson or moral or provides a model of correct behavior or thinking
didactic
a quotation or aphorism at teh beginning of a literary work suggestive of theme
Epigraph
conscious exaggeration used to heighten effect. Not intended literally, often humorous
hyperbole
the use of images, especially in a pattern of related images, often figurative to greate a strong, unified sensory expression.
imagery
A rhetorical antithesis. Juxtaposing two contradictory terms, like "wise fool"
Oxymoron
A seemingly contradictory statement which is actually true. This rhetorical device is often used for emphasis or simply to attract attention.
Paradox
Qualities of a fictional or nonfictional work that envoke sorrow or pity. Overemotionalism can be the result if in excess.
pathos
Sentance that places the main idea or central complete thought at the end of the sentence, after all introductory elements.
periodic
When a writer implies that because one thing follows another, the first caused the second.
post hoc
when a wrtier raises an irrelevant issue to draw attention away from the real issue.
Red Herring
word or whrase used two or more times in close proximity.
repetition
art of effective communicatio. focuses on the interrelationship of invention, arrangement, and style in order to create felicitous and appropriate discourse
rhetoric
a type of verbal irony
sarcasm
figurative comparrison of 2 things, often dissimilar, using connection words "like or "as"
simile
when a writer argues against a claim that nobody actually holds or is universally considered weak. Diverts attention from the real issues
straw man
ability to create a variety of sentence structures, appropriately complex and/or simple and varied in length
sytactic fluency
central idea of a work of fiction or non fiction
theme
work of fiction or nonfiction said to be unified if all the parts are related to one central idea or organizing principle
unity
when the reader is aware of a discrepeancy between the real meaning of a situation adn the literal meaning of the writers words
verbal irony
Ability to create a variety of sentence structures that are extraordinarily complex and involved. Often difficult for reader to follow.
syntactic permutation